Tag: river

    Iraqi Kurdistan’s stolen rivers

    The warning came from a young man who chased us halfway through a village built into the steep hillside where the Lesser Zab River forms the border with Iran, about 50 kilometers north of Sulaimani city. On a late summer morning, the river was little more than a small stream under the close gaze of […]

    Battle for the Nile: Why Ethiopia’s GERD reservoir filling may be just the start of Egypt’s worries

    Amid calls for renewed talks and a last-minute UN intervention, the stark truth becomes apparent as Ethiopia begins filling the reservoir of its controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). There is simply not enough water to meet the rapidly growing needs of all 11 nations dependent on the Nile basin, Arab News reports. The GERD […]