Filling Africa’s largest hydropower dam should consider engineering realities

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  • External authors:
  • Kevin G Wheeler
  • Nadir A Elagib
  • Mikiyas Etichia
  • Edith A Zagona
  • Gamal M Abdo


The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile River will double Ethiopia’s electricity generation and reduce the Nile flow to Sudan and Egypt during reservoir filling. We argue that multi-country negotiations over the initial filling and long-term operation of the GERD reservoir should not overlook key dam engineering features.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-281
Number of pages5
JournalOne Earth
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sep 2020

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