In a time of intense and dramatic change in North Africa, Sudan splits into two. One of the most crucial negotiations to take place is over water: who gets how much, and at what cost? The whole Nile Basin has been arguing over the issue for decades. As well as being a source of water, the Nile is also an important trade route, with important implications for the region’s oil industry.
Ana Cascão from the Stockholm International Water Institute has worked extensively in the region. In this STEPS Water Seminar, she talks about history and politics in the Nile Basin, and what lies ahead – complete with a illustration of the power balance as a giant chessboard.
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