I have also been reading reports about what Egypt does with water. There are large projects aimed at cultivating agriculture in the Western desert by transporting freshwater from Lake Nasser to irrigate and to shift more than a million citizens to the desert to grow crops. Egypt also imports at least half of their foodstuffs and is the world's second largest cotton exporter. You cannot eat cotton. Or palm oil - well not really. There is some ground water pumping, but for the most part, the Nile waters are it for Egypt. Perhaps instead of looking past the borders at neighbor's uses, Egyptians should look within about what is rational, sustainable, and reasonable?
Sudan is doing some pretty weird things to with land leasing to Indian companies for sugar plantations...but that is for another day and another post.