The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: Evaluating Its Sustainability Standard and Geopolitical Significance
2014 (English)In: Energy Development Frontier, ISSN 2169-5970, Vol. 3, no 1, 11-19 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In the pursuit of economic development, Ethiopia has prioritized renewable energy production, emphasizing development of its hydropower potential. As part of this strategy, it is presently constructing the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile River, ignoring opposition from the downstream Egypt. In this paper, we use the seven commonly shared strategic priorities prescribed by the World Commission on Dams (WCD) to evaluate the sustainability standard and geopolitical significance of the GERD project.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bowen Publishing Company Ltd. , 2014. Vol. 3, no 1, 11-19 p.
Hydropower, Dams, Sustainability, Geopolitics, Nile River
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