From Aswan to Stiegler's Gorge: Small stories about large dams (Current African Issues #66) (Paperback)

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From Aswan to Stiegler's Gorge: Small stories about large dams (Current African Issues #66) (Paperback)

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This is book number 66 in the Current African Issues series.

Dams, irrigation systems and hydropolitics are back on the geopolitical agenda. In recent years, we have seen an accelerating interest in large-scale water infrastructures, such as multipurpose dams and irrigation schemes, in the Nile Region and adjacent catchment areas. Governments in these regions are struggling to increase food security and to provide more energy in the face of industrialisation, climate change and rapid urban growth. The tension between countries over access to water will probably rise, as spells of drought increase in length and intensity.

This small anthology presents seven chapters on dam building processes and projects from Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania. It aims to deepen the understanding of the role of dams in development strategies in Africa and it problematizes why some dams are implemented while others are not, and the decision-making processes behind building either irrigation, hydropower or multi-purpose dams. Written in a short and consistent genre, it targets academics and policy makers interested in dam discourses and water infrastructure development.

Product Details ISBN: 9789171068330
ISBN-10: 9171068333
Publisher: Nordic Africa Institute
Publication Date: September 20th, 2019
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Current African Issues