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Nile Sharing a Scarce Resource - A Historical and Technical Review of Water Management and of Economical and Legal Issues

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ISBN-10: 0521450403

ISBN-13: 9780521450409

Edition: 1994

Authors: P. P. Howell, J. A. Allan

List price: $209.99
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The environmental history of the past three decades has heightened awareness that the volume of water available in the Nile Basin is not sufficient to meet reliably the current levels of water demand, quite apart from rapidly growing needs. The environmental element of the complex matter of evaluating and managing the international water resource of the Nile is addressed in this volume. The book deals with the global and regional hydrology, examines the scope and emphasis of water resource planning in the Nile Basin over the past century and identifies future options. The material is intended to be relevant to environmental scientists, government officials and water resource professionals…    
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Book details

List price: $209.99
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/14/1994
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 428
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Environmental History of the Nile and its Management
Origin and evolution of the Nile
History of Nile flows
History of water use in the Sudan and Egypt
East Africa's water requirements: the Equatorial Nile Project and the Nile Waters Agreement of 1929. A brief historical review
History, hydropolitics and the Nile: myth or reality?
Nile Management and Factors Affecting Future Management
Global climate change and the Nile Basin
Hydrological data requirements for planning Nile management
Future Utilisation of Nile Waters
Future irrigation planning in Egypt
Future water development planning in the Sudan
Irrigation and hydro-power potential. Water needs in Uganda - an overview
The integrated development of Nile waters
The control of the swamps of the southern Sudan: drainage schemes, local effects and environmental constraints on remedial development
Water balance of the Bahr el Ghazel swamps
Economic, International and Legal Issues
Evolving water demands and national development options
The Nile Basin: water management strategies
History of the Nile Basin and Lake Victoria basins through treaties
Principles and precedents in international law governing the sharing of Nile waters
Law and the River Nile: emerging international rules and the Sharia'h
Developing policies for harmonised Nile Waters development and management
Appendix: The Nile economies