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The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile.

By: Abtew, Wossenu.
Contributor(s): Dessu, Shimelis Behailu.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Springer Geography Ser: Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 1 online resource (179 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783319970943.Subject(s): Water-supply-Ethiopia | Ethiopia-Economic conditionsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue NileDDC classification: 363.610963 LOC classification: GB3-5030Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Intro -- Preface -- Contents -- Abbreviations -- 1 Introduction -- 1.1 Overview of the Nile River Basin -- 1.2 Water Resources of the Nile Basin -- 1.3 GERD and the Blue Nile Basin -- 1.4 The GERD, Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan -- 1.5 The GERD and Ethiopian Politics -- 1.6 The Way Forward with GERD -- 1.7 Summary -- References -- 2 The Nile River and Transboundary Water Rights -- 2.1 Overview -- 2.2 The Nile and Water Rights -- 2.3 Pre-colonial Period -- 2.3.1 Colonial Period -- 2.3.2 Post-colonial Period -- 2.3.3 Population Growth and Water Interest -- 2.3.4 River Diversion and Inter-basin Water Transfer -- 2.4 Dams on the Nile -- 2.4.1 The High Aswan Dam on The Main Nile, Egypt -- 2.4.2 Sennar Dam on the Blue Nile, Sudan -- 2.4.3 Roseires Dam on the Blue Nile, Sudan -- 2.4.4 The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River -- 2.5 Summary -- References -- 3 Land Tenure and Water Rights in the Blue Nile Basin -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Land Rights in Ethiopia -- 3.3 Land Rights and Resource Conservation -- 3.4 Water Rights and Water Conservation -- 3.5 Summary -- References -- 4 Hydrology of the Blue Nile Basin Overview -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Physical Characteristics -- 4.2.1 Topography -- 4.2.2 Land Slope -- 4.2.3 Soils -- 4.2.4 Land Cover -- 4.3 Climate -- 4.3.1 Blue Nile Basin Climate -- 4.3.2 Rainfall in the Blue Nile Basin -- 4.3.3 Effect of ENSO Events on the Blue Nile Rainfall -- 4.4 Tributaries of the Blue Nile River -- 4.4.1 Lake Tana Watershed -- 4.4.2 Abay at Kessie -- 4.4.3 Beles River -- 4.4.4 Blue Nile at the Ethio-Sudan Border -- 4.5 Climate Change and the Nile Basin -- 4.6 Summary -- References -- 5 Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Site Importance -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Major Dams in the Nile River Basin -- 5.3 Review of GERD Dam and Reservoir Features -- 5.4 Technical Features of GERD Site Selection.
5.4.1 Hydrology -- 5.4.2 Topography -- 5.4.3 Geology -- 5.5 Environmental, Social, Economic and Political Considerations -- 5.5.1 Environmental Impacts of GERD Site -- 5.5.2 The People at GERD Site -- 5.5.3 GERD Site and Regional Hydro-politics -- 5.5.4 GERD Site and Ethiopia Domestic Politics -- 5.5.5 Summary -- References -- 6 Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Analysis -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Dams on the Nile -- 6.3 The GERD -- 6.4 Dam Design Characteristics -- 6.4.1 Main Gravity Dam -- 6.4.2 The Saddle Dam -- 6.5 Reservoir -- 6.6 Flow Characteristics and Flow Data -- 6.7 Does the GERD Has 6000 MW Capacity? -- 6.8 Dam Design Review by International Panel of Experts (IPoE) -- 6.9 Summary -- References -- 7 Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Reservoir Filling -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 Flow Characteristics and Flow Data -- 7.3 Synthetic Flow Data Generation to Expand Data Range -- 7.4 Evaporation and Seepage Losses -- 7.5 Sediment -- 7.6 GERD Filling -- 7.7 Simulation of GERD Initial Filling -- 7.8 Summary -- References -- 8 Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Operation and Upstream-Downstream Water Rights -- 8.1 Introduction -- 8.2 Upstream Water Rights and Water Demand -- 8.3 Downstream Water Rights and Water Demand -- 8.4 Climatic Fluctuations -- 8.5 Reservoir Water Level and Power Generation -- 8.6 Reservoir Regulation Schedule -- 8.7 Summary -- References -- 9 Dialogue and Diplomacy Through the Construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam -- 9.1 Introduction -- 9.2 Deals and Concerns on GERD -- 9.2.1 The International Panel of Experts (IPoE) -- 9.2.2 Declaration of Principles -- 9.2.3 Review of the Principle of Declarations -- 9.3 Implementation of Agreements -- 9.3.1 International Consultants Selection, Approval and Current Status -- 9.4 Recent Media Coverage on GERD, Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan -- 9.4.1 Coverage on Dialogue and Diplomacy.
9.4.2 Coverage on Alleged Dam Security -- 9.5 Summary -- References -- 10 Aquatic Weeds and the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam -- 10.1 Introduction -- 10.2 Water Hyacinth in Lake Tana -- 10.3 Water Hyacinth Controls -- 10.3.1 Manual Methods -- 10.3.2 Biological Methods -- 10.3.3 Mechanical Methods -- 10.3.4 Chemical Methods -- 10.4 Utilization of Water Hyacinth -- 10.5 Summary -- References -- 11 Financing the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam -- 11.1 Introduction -- 11.2 Internal Fund Sources -- 11.2.1 Ethiopian Bank Loans -- 11.2.2 Bonds -- 11.2.3 Lottery and Other Fund Raising -- 11.2.4 Civil Servants Salaries -- 11.3 Chinese Fund -- 11.4 The Ethiopian Diaspora -- 11.5 Summary -- References -- Index.
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Intro -- Preface -- Contents -- Abbreviations -- 1 Introduction -- 1.1 Overview of the Nile River Basin -- 1.2 Water Resources of the Nile Basin -- 1.3 GERD and the Blue Nile Basin -- 1.4 The GERD, Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan -- 1.5 The GERD and Ethiopian Politics -- 1.6 The Way Forward with GERD -- 1.7 Summary -- References -- 2 The Nile River and Transboundary Water Rights -- 2.1 Overview -- 2.2 The Nile and Water Rights -- 2.3 Pre-colonial Period -- 2.3.1 Colonial Period -- 2.3.2 Post-colonial Period -- 2.3.3 Population Growth and Water Interest -- 2.3.4 River Diversion and Inter-basin Water Transfer -- 2.4 Dams on the Nile -- 2.4.1 The High Aswan Dam on The Main Nile, Egypt -- 2.4.2 Sennar Dam on the Blue Nile, Sudan -- 2.4.3 Roseires Dam on the Blue Nile, Sudan -- 2.4.4 The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River -- 2.5 Summary -- References -- 3 Land Tenure and Water Rights in the Blue Nile Basin -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Land Rights in Ethiopia -- 3.3 Land Rights and Resource Conservation -- 3.4 Water Rights and Water Conservation -- 3.5 Summary -- References -- 4 Hydrology of the Blue Nile Basin Overview -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Physical Characteristics -- 4.2.1 Topography -- 4.2.2 Land Slope -- 4.2.3 Soils -- 4.2.4 Land Cover -- 4.3 Climate -- 4.3.1 Blue Nile Basin Climate -- 4.3.2 Rainfall in the Blue Nile Basin -- 4.3.3 Effect of ENSO Events on the Blue Nile Rainfall -- 4.4 Tributaries of the Blue Nile River -- 4.4.1 Lake Tana Watershed -- 4.4.2 Abay at Kessie -- 4.4.3 Beles River -- 4.4.4 Blue Nile at the Ethio-Sudan Border -- 4.5 Climate Change and the Nile Basin -- 4.6 Summary -- References -- 5 Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Site Importance -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Major Dams in the Nile River Basin -- 5.3 Review of GERD Dam and Reservoir Features -- 5.4 Technical Features of GERD Site Selection.

5.4.1 Hydrology -- 5.4.2 Topography -- 5.4.3 Geology -- 5.5 Environmental, Social, Economic and Political Considerations -- 5.5.1 Environmental Impacts of GERD Site -- 5.5.2 The People at GERD Site -- 5.5.3 GERD Site and Regional Hydro-politics -- 5.5.4 GERD Site and Ethiopia Domestic Politics -- 5.5.5 Summary -- References -- 6 Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Analysis -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Dams on the Nile -- 6.3 The GERD -- 6.4 Dam Design Characteristics -- 6.4.1 Main Gravity Dam -- 6.4.2 The Saddle Dam -- 6.5 Reservoir -- 6.6 Flow Characteristics and Flow Data -- 6.7 Does the GERD Has 6000 MW Capacity? -- 6.8 Dam Design Review by International Panel of Experts (IPoE) -- 6.9 Summary -- References -- 7 Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Reservoir Filling -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 Flow Characteristics and Flow Data -- 7.3 Synthetic Flow Data Generation to Expand Data Range -- 7.4 Evaporation and Seepage Losses -- 7.5 Sediment -- 7.6 GERD Filling -- 7.7 Simulation of GERD Initial Filling -- 7.8 Summary -- References -- 8 Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Operation and Upstream-Downstream Water Rights -- 8.1 Introduction -- 8.2 Upstream Water Rights and Water Demand -- 8.3 Downstream Water Rights and Water Demand -- 8.4 Climatic Fluctuations -- 8.5 Reservoir Water Level and Power Generation -- 8.6 Reservoir Regulation Schedule -- 8.7 Summary -- References -- 9 Dialogue and Diplomacy Through the Construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam -- 9.1 Introduction -- 9.2 Deals and Concerns on GERD -- 9.2.1 The International Panel of Experts (IPoE) -- 9.2.2 Declaration of Principles -- 9.2.3 Review of the Principle of Declarations -- 9.3 Implementation of Agreements -- 9.3.1 International Consultants Selection, Approval and Current Status -- 9.4 Recent Media Coverage on GERD, Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan -- 9.4.1 Coverage on Dialogue and Diplomacy.

9.4.2 Coverage on Alleged Dam Security -- 9.5 Summary -- References -- 10 Aquatic Weeds and the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam -- 10.1 Introduction -- 10.2 Water Hyacinth in Lake Tana -- 10.3 Water Hyacinth Controls -- 10.3.1 Manual Methods -- 10.3.2 Biological Methods -- 10.3.3 Mechanical Methods -- 10.3.4 Chemical Methods -- 10.4 Utilization of Water Hyacinth -- 10.5 Summary -- References -- 11 Financing the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam -- 11.1 Introduction -- 11.2 Internal Fund Sources -- 11.2.1 Ethiopian Bank Loans -- 11.2.2 Bonds -- 11.2.3 Lottery and Other Fund Raising -- 11.2.4 Civil Servants Salaries -- 11.3 Chinese Fund -- 11.4 The Ethiopian Diaspora -- 11.5 Summary -- References -- Index.

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