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    'No Nile, no Egypt', Cairo warns over Ethiopia dam

    'No Nile, no Egypt', Cairo warns over Ethiopia dam | Reuters

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    (Reuters) - Egypt's foreign minister, vowing not to give up "a single drop of water from the Nile", said on Sunday he would go to Addis Ababa to discuss a giant dam that Ethiopia has begun building in defiance of Cairo's objections.

    Speaking to Egypt's state news agency MENA two days after the Ethiopian government flatly rejected a request from Cairo to halt the project, Mohamed Kamel Amr said Egyptians view any obstacle to the river's flow as a threat to national survival.

    "No Nile - no Egypt," he said, highlighting the pressure on the Egyptian government, whose popularity is wilting in the face of economic troubles, to prevent the hydro power plant cutting already stretched water supplies for its 84 million people.

    Last week, Ethiopia summoned the Egyptian ambassador after politicians in Cairo were shown on television suggesting military action or supporting Ethiopian rebels - a mark of the threat felt in Cairo from the plan to dam the Blue Nile, the tributary that supplies the bulk of water downstream in Egypt.

    "Egypt won't give up on a single drop of water from the Nile or any part of what arrives into Egypt from this water in terms of quantity and quality," Amr told MENA, noting that Egypt has little rain and is effectively desert without its great river.
    I'm surprised a dam has been tried before. The Blue Nile providing the most water, it's easy to see Egypt's objections.
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    Re: 'No Nile, no Egypt', Cairo warns over Ethiopia dam

    And so the water wars begin...

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    Re: 'No Nile, no Egypt', Cairo warns over Ethiopia dam

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    And so the water wars begin...
    The Water War began when China invaded Tibet to protect the head waters of its central water supply.

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    Re: 'No Nile, no Egypt', Cairo warns over Ethiopia dam

    Ramifications of the dam aside, Ethiopia wants more electrical power. Who can blame them?
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    Re: 'No Nile, no Egypt', Cairo warns over Ethiopia dam

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    The Water War began when China invaded Tibet to protect the head waters of its central water supply.
    Water wars have been around for some time.


    Another kind of recent war...

    Tri-State Water Wars GA, FL, ALA

    For almost two decades, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida have been battling over the future allocation of water in two major river basins that cross their borders. Georgia wants to have enough water to allow metro Atlanta to continue growing, while Alabama and Florida—the downstream users—want enough water flowing for their own economic well-being. The dispute involves several federal agencies, courts and mediators, and its outcome is one of the most important environmental issues in the region today.
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    Re: 'No Nile, no Egypt', Cairo warns over Ethiopia dam

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Ramifications of the dam aside, Ethiopia wants more electrical power. Who can blame them?
    Desert = solar. And they just want to **** with the little water their desert has. Go figure.
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    Re: 'No Nile, no Egypt', Cairo warns over Ethiopia dam

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Desert = solar. And they just want to **** with the little water their desert has. Go figure.
    Tell me do you have a technical background?
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    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Tell me do you have a technical background?
    Not going on display for you. Thanks though. If you have a question about the content, then ask it.

    But I did stay at a Holliday Inn Express last night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Not going on display for you. Thanks though. If you have a question about the content, then ask it.

    But I did stay at a Holliday Inn Express last night.
    Of course you won't, but you're welcome to explain your solar plan. I really want to know.
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    Re: 'No Nile, no Egypt', Cairo warns over Ethiopia dam

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    Of course you won't, but you're welcome to explain your solar plan. I really want to know.
    EnviroMission Solar updraft tower.



    100 mw.

    And right now they are building one in Western Arizona.

    Giant Arizona Solar Tower: High Energy with Hot Air

    Unlike other concentrated solar power technologies, it uses a minimum amount of water. The ground under the greenhouse heats up as well and allows the unit to operate 24/7.


    Or do all three projects approved to be built in AZ for 520 mw....

    US: Three renewable energy projects approved in Arizona and Nevada

    U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell has announced the approval of three major renewable energy projects that are expected to deliver up to 520MW to the electricity grid.

    The 350MW Midland Solar Energy Project and the 70MW New York Canyon Geothermal Project are located in Nevada, and the 100MW Quartzsite Solar Energy Project is located in Arizona.


    How's that for starters?
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