Political and economic revolutions on the Nile: when water mix with fire ...
The stage
Multiple changes in the Nile Basin regionPolitical and Economic revolutions 2
... a revolution
... an independence and a new state
... double-digit economic growth figures
... increasing demands for food and energy
... new infrastructures,including large-scale dams
... new large-scale land deals
Impact of the political-economic changes intransboundary water management/cooperation Transboundary Manageme...
’Industrial’ revolution timeAgenda:• National economic development on top• ’Growth’ is the slogan• Race for natural resour...
Regional growth corridors (including water?) • Roads • Railways ...
Who is financing development(s)? Who is financing cooperation?...and several private companies from US/EU ...
Recommendations to ’donors’...
’Right to Development’: Yes or Not?Thanks for your attention! ana.cascao@siwi.org
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Political and economic revolutions on the nile

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  • 1. Political and economic revolutions on the Nile: when water mix with fire Ana Elisa Cascão, SIWI Presentation to DIIS Seminar, 19 March 2013
  • 2. The stage
  • 3. Multiple changes in the Nile Basin regionPolitical and Economic revolutions 2
  • 4. ... a revolution
  • 5. ... an independence and a new state
  • 6. ... double-digit economic growth figures
  • 7. ... increasing demands for food and energy
  • 8. ... new infrastructures,including large-scale dams
  • 9. ... new large-scale land deals
  • 10. Impact of the political-economic changes intransboundary water management/cooperation Transboundary Management/Allocation • National development first • Water enough to all developments? • Transboundary impacts? Transboundary Cooperation • NBI: Transitional institutional framework • Lack of basin-wide legal agreement • ≠ ’Languages’ and Timing
  • 11. ’Industrial’ revolution timeAgenda:• National economic development on top• ’Growth’ is the slogan• Race for natural resources• Political benefits outweight financial/social/ environmental costs• Perception of risk decreasedChallenges:• Limited regional perspective (on water)• New financiers and financial ’contracts’• New ways of interacting with external actors
  • 12. Regional growth corridors (including water?) • Roads • Railways • Trade • Oil pipelines • Power transmission lines • Etc... Why not water?
  • 13. Who is financing development(s)? Who is financing cooperation?...and several private companies from US/EU ... and the Nile riparians countries themselves... and the Nile riparians countries themselves
  • 14. Recommendations to ’donors’...
  • 15. ’Right to Development’: Yes or Not?Thanks for your attention! ana.cascao@siwi.org