21 December 2013

Egypt: Scientific Adviser Discusses With U.S. Scientists Ethiopian Dam's Impacts

Currently on a visit to US, Interim Presidential Adviser for Scientific Affairs Essam Heggy held several meetings with Egyptian and American scientists concerned with water and climate change studies in the Nile basin states.

The scientists briefed Heggy on research conducted on the impact of the climate change in the Nile basin states, eastern desert and Arabian Peninsula.

The presidential adviser also discussed with a number of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Western Michigan University and United States Geological Survey the ways of determining changes in the water reserves in the Nile basin states.

During the meetings, the scientists affirmed the negative impacts that the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam poses for the water level of the Nile River which would affect the fertility of the agricultural lands.

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