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Title:Uganda, Egypt, and the Owen Falls Dam
Author:Collins, Robert O.ISNI
Year:2001
Periodical:Uganda Journal (ISSN 0041-574X)
Volume:47
Period:November
Pages:1-9
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Egypt
Sudan
Uganda
Africa
Subjects:negotiation
rivers
water management
dams
international relations
Owen Falls Dam
Hydroelectric power
External link:https://www.ajol.info/index.php/uj/article/view/23048
Abstract:In the autumn of 1946 the Egyptian ministry of public works published 'The Nile Basin, vol. VII: the future conservation of the Nile', by H.E. Hurst, R.P. Black, and Y.M. Simaika. It was the first comprehensive plan for the development of the Nile waters, Nile Control, by the concept of 'century storage'. This could only be achieved if the great equatorial lakes were reservoirs with exceptional capacity. In Cairo, the adoption of the Hurst plan launched what became known as the Equatorial Nile Project. The object of the Equatorial Nile Project was to provide more irrigation water for Egypt, and presumably the Sudan, when the natural supply of the Nile became inadequate. At the same time, Uganda wanted hydroelectric power, the Sudan wanted flood protection. This paper examines the 1947-1949 fractious negotiations between the representatives of Egypt, the Sudan and Uganda over the project. Notes, ref.
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