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Title:The waters of the Nile: hydropolitics and the Jonglei Canal, 1900-1988
Author:Collins, Robert O.ISNI
Series:Oxford studies in African affairs
City of publisher:Oxford
Publisher:Clarendon Press
Geographic terms:Egypt
Subjects:development projects
Abstract:This is a history of the hydropolitics of the Nile Valley from 1900 to 1988. Attempts to develop the Nile and control its waters are of fundamental importance to the future of the inhabitants of Egypt, the Sudan, Ethiopia, and East Africa. Ch. 1 provides geographical information on the Nile. Ch. 2 discusses European imperialism and the Nile. In ch. 3, attention is paid to the 'sudd', obstructions in the river. Ch. 4 examines studies by British hydrologists on the Nile. Ch. 5 is devoted to the years of indecision on hydrological projects between 1920 and 1946. Ch. 6 discusses the Equatorial Nile Project, including the Jonglei Canal scheme. The Nile valley plan and the diplomatic negotiations between Egypt and the Sudan about the building of the Aswan dam are discussed in ch. 7. Chapters 8 and 9 respectively consider the revival of the Jonglei Canal plan and the canal builders. Ch. 10 discusses the ecological impact of the canal, as well as its impact on the inhabitants of the surrounding areas. Ch. 11 examines the political unrest in southern Sudan which began in 1974 and has delayed the work on the Jonglei Canal.