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Title:African river basins and dryland crises
Editor:Darkoh, Michael B.K.ISNI
City of publisher:Uppsala
Publisher:OSSREA and the Research Programme on Environment and International Security, Departments of Human and Physical Geography, Uppsala University
Geographic terms:Sudan
Subjects:river basins
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Abstract:Papers from a workshop organized at Nazareth, Ethiopia, in April 1991 by the Scandinavian Institute of African Studies, Uppsala, and the Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern Africa (OSSREA). The papers highlight the social, economic, political and environmental dimensions of African river basins, given the precarious situation in the drylands that surround most of these rivers. Contributions: Introduction: African river basins at risk, by Michael B.K. Darkoh; African dryland crisis and the river basins: an overview, by M.A. Mohamed Salih; The damming of the river Atbara and its downstream impact, by Hassan A. Abdel Ati; The Jonglei Canal Scheme as a socio-economic factor in the civil war in the Sudan, by George Tombe Lako; Non-implemented plans as a barrier to development: the case of the Jonglei Project in the southern Sudan, by Terje Tvedt; Irrigation and development in Kenya's arid and semi-arid lands (ASAL), by Michael B.K. Darkoh; Irrigation and development in the Tana River Basin, by Stig Johansson; Agricultural development issues in the northern region of the Sudan: co-operatives and private smallholders, by S.A. El Dishouni; The impact of drought on Lake Chad and its influence upon the South Chad Irrigation Project, Nigeria, by Are Kolawole; The Gerado River Basin: an example of small river management possibilities in Ethiopia, by Tuomo Melasuo and Amare Worku; The health impact of the 1984/85 Ethiopian resettlement programme: three case studies, by Helmut Kloos, Abdulhamid Bedri Kello and Abdulaziz Addus.