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Global Insider: The Nile River Basin

Kari Lipschutz Monday, May 17, 2010

Last month, after negotiations to establish the World Bank-funded Nile Basin Initiative faltered, seven of the nine countries that share the Nile Basin agreed to form a permanent negotiating body to resolve questions of resource-sharing for the world's longest river. In an e-mail interview, Aaron Wolf, a professor at Oregon State University specializing in water resources policy and conflict resolution, explains the longstanding issues and prospects for Nile Basin water-use negotiations.

WPR: What is the current status quo of water use in the Nile River basin? ...

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