Most of what has happened in the past months with negotiations has happened behind closed doors. This has caused a lot of speculation about what the countries will decide to do and keeps the actual discussion and decisions out of the public discourse. It would be good to see more objective articles like this one working toward providing coverage devoid of wild speculation and proposing water wars. Something that comes up in this article is suggestion of downstream impacts to Egypt's ability to generate electricity, something I had not read about before.
Questions still unanswered: what are solutions to the upcoming Renaissance Dam reservoir filling, what the experts have concluded about downstream impacts, if anyone will ask for Ethiopia to provide a more comprehensive environmental analysis, if the topic of immediate downstream subsistence communities in Sudan will be compensated or even addressed, and how successful relocation and retraining/reeducating will be of the Gumuz communities in Ethiopia.