Special Session at the Edinburgh World Water Congress

Special Session at the Edinburgh World Water Congress

The Special Session SS27 on the Nile to take place as part of the Edinburgh Word Water Congress is coordinated by Aberdeen Law School.

Session Title and Summary

28th May 10:30-13:30

(SS27) An Equitable and Reasonable Use of Nile Waters and Resources: Implications for Sustainable Development and Cooperation in the Region

The use of Nile waters in general and the Blue Nile in particular can be either a source of tension or an opportunity for an effective cooperation among downstream and upstream riparian states in the basin. The special session will approach the subject from different disciplines’ perspectives - international law, hydrology and engineering, environment and development and human rights. Experts from Scotland, continental Europe and the region will engage with the various opportunities for cooperation to use Nile waters in an equitable, reasonable and sustainable manner and the challenges therein.

World Water Congress

The objective of the World Water Congress is to provide a meeting place to share experiences, promote discussion, and to present new knowledge, research results and new developments in the field of water sciences around the world. For almost four decades the World Water Congresses have been excellent events for the identification of major global themes concerning the water agenda; and for the bringing together of a large cross-section of stakeholders for the development and implementation of decisions in the field of water.

For more information please see the World Water Congress Website

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