Springer Geography

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile

Authors: Abtew, Wossenu, Dessu, Shimelis Behailu

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  • Describes the impact of a major dam on a transboundary river basin heading into water insecurity
  • Covers dam design, reservoir filling and potential operation 
  • Presents unique original material on a subject that affects millions of people
  • Of interest for academics, water resource and environment professionals and policy makers
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This book is about the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam newly being built on the Blue Nile, a transboundary river. Due to rising population and increasing water demand in the Nile basin, major projects raise interest and concern by millions with potential for water conflict. The dam design, reservoir filling policy, operation of the dam, riparian countries response, dam site importance and social impact and economy of the dam are presented in the book.

About the authors

Dr. Wossenu Abtew is a registered professional civil engineer and a certified water resource engineer by the American Academy of Water Resource Engineers.  He has been working in the field of water resources for close to 30 years. He is trained in agricultural engineering and is also a hydrologist. He earned his Ph.D. in interdisciplinary engineering focusing on civil engineering and agricultural engineering from Texas Tech University in 1989. He earned his Master of Science degree in agricultural engineering from Texas Tech University in 1986. Dr. Abtew  has co-authored and co-edited books on the Nile River basin and other topics: Proceedings of the 2008 Workshop on Hydrology and Ecology of the Nile River Basin under Extreme Climatic Conditions; Nile River Basin Ecohydrological Challenges, Climate Change and Hydropolitics; Evaporation and Evapotranspiration Measurements and Estimations;  Landscape Dynamics, Soil and Hydrological Processes in Varied Climates; and Extreme Hydrology and Climate Variability Monitoring, Modeling, Adaptation and Mitigation (in process). Dr. Abtew has 60 publications as books, book chapters, journal and proceedings articles in addition to over 70 conference papers and technical reports. He has published papers on the Nile river basin. Dr. Abtew is a Principal Engineer at the South Florida Water Management District. He has over 27 years of experience in water resources at the South Florida Water management District. He is also an affiliated faculty in the Department of Earth and Environment at Florida International University.Dr. Shimelis Dessu is a water resource engineer at Florida International University (FIU). Dr. Dessu earned B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Civil Engineering from Addis Ababa University and M.Sc. and PhD degrees in Hydrology and Water Resources from Florida International University. Dr. Dessu is certified Diplomate, Water resource Engineer and a registered professional engineer in Ethiopia and USA with 15 years of global experience in research and practice. Dr. Dessu has worked on projects in USA, Africa and the Middle East in the areas of hydrology, water resource planning and management, water infrastructure, weather and climate systems, remote sensing and environmental restoration. Dr. Dessu has published his research findings in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and South Florida in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. He taught multiple courses in universities in Ethiopia and USA. He has also worked with the Nile Basin Initiative and South Florida Water Management District.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-11

    Abtew, Wossenu (et al.)

  • The Nile River and Transboundary Water Rights

    Pages 13-27

    Abtew, Wossenu (et al.)

  • Land Tenure and Water Rights in the Blue Nile Basin

    Pages 29-38

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  • Hydrology of the Blue Nile Basin Overview

    Pages 39-62

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  • Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Site Importance

    Pages 63-77

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile
Authors
Series Title
Springer Geography
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97094-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97094-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97093-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07301-5
Series ISSN
2194-315X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 173
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations, 63 illustrations in colour
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