Down by the riverside
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CTA. 2001. Down by the riverside. Spore 95. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Historically, Egypt, and to a lesser extent Sudan, virtually monopolised the use of the waters of the river Nile, for water supply, irrigation and electricity. This was at the expense of the other riparian (riverside) states, but nowadays the trend...
Historically, Egypt, and to a lesser extent Sudan, virtually monopolised the use of the waters of the river Nile, for water supply, irrigation and electricity. This was at the expense of the other riparian (riverside) states, but nowadays the trend is clearly there towards cooperation. Many separate activities take place under the umbrella of the Nile Basin Initiative, such as the first meeting of the International Consortium for Cooperation on the Nile (ICCON) which took place in June 2001. It brought together representatives of public and private bodies in 10 countries (Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda) to celebrate the shared vision to achieve sustainable socio-economic development through the equitable utilisation of, and benefit from, the common Nile Basin water resources . Earlier, members of civil society organisations had established the Nile Basin Society. Under the motto if the people will lead, the leaders will follow , they exchange practical information and hold discussions in a very active, moderated email list in close cooperation with Conserve Africa (see Spore 93). Nile Basin Initiative PO Box 192, Entebbe, Uganda Fax: + 256 41 320 971 Email: email@example.com Website: www.nilebasin.org Nile Basin Society Website: www.nilebasin.com Website: http://nile.ca