Sunday, May 16, 2010
Sharing the Nile
The Nile flows through several countries and it is vital for the existence of Egypt and Sudan. While signing a multinational agreement for peaceful sharing the waters of the Nile, the Egyptian media is talking about war. Although Ancient Egyptians invented the Nilometer and kept rigorous historical records of its flow, today's Egyptians are unaware of the quantitative aspects of its hydrology. Cairo papers are inciting to war against ... Israel and the United States. The reasoning is absolutely crazy: they say we are building irrigation projects in the Upper Nile to reduce the water reaching Egypt and/or preparing secret plans to steal its waters. Absolutely crazy.