Year 12 - Water Management Conflict

The Year 12 geographers have been investigating the importance of managing water in major river basins. This then led to the problem of managing water supplies when the river flows through more than one country. The students focused on The Nile as traditionally Egypt has benefitted but Ethiopia is building the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. This new dam will reduce the amount of water flowing through Sudan and Ethiopia and this has caused conflict. The students have explored who are the winners and losers from this project and whether there are practical solutions.