12 October 2015
Diplomatic and Complexity Analysis Applied to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
Recent research piece was published on Tuft's Water Diplomacy pages looking at the complexity and diplomacy surrounding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Tuft's website is great resource of interesting ideas about world water resources. Lead author, Elizabeth Cooper, explores concepts of complexity as applied to the Nile basin and discusses the recent events surrounding cooperation and some of the stalling factors. The authors offer some thoughtful suggestions for the need for a flexible agreement - and in an ever changing world and environment, flexibility and adaptable policies are more necessary than ever. However, this in itself is a major challenge and isn't how our political system is currently wired. Looks forward to the next installations of this series.
Posted by Jennifer