Water jaw-jaw is better than water war-war

Source: Christian Science Monitor
by staff

“Two nations along the Nile’s waters, Egypt and Ethiopia, are preparing their militaries for what could be history’s first outright war over water. Tensions between the two are at their highest this week after Ethiopia began the second stage of filling its Grand Renaissance Dam, raising the risk of a water shortage for downstream Egyptians. The prospect of war even led to an urgent session of the U.N. Security Council on Thursday. The United Nations was able to accomplish little. But a spokesman, Stéphane Dujarric, said, ‘Solutions to this need to be guided by example … by solutions that have been found for others who share waterways, who share rivers.'” (07/09/21)