IWRA Webinar – N°7

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)


23 November 2016

With more than 90 attendees, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) webinar on November 23rd was our strongest yet. This event brought together contributors from the special issue of Water International and others to discuss technical, legal, economic, and political problems and solutions for this major development. The speakers discussed how the GERD represents both a source of electricity for Ethiopia and a potential threat to Egypt’s water security and has played a major factor in international relations between basin states. Even though this is a changed issue, our panelists agreed on the need for dialogue, openness, and the exchange of data.

Our event featured, Zeray Yihdego (University of Aberdeen), Salman Salman (Fellow, International Water Resources Association), Ana Cascao (Stockholm International Water Institute), Jasmine Moussa (PhD in Law, University of Cambridge), Kevin Wheeler (University of Oxford), Jasmine Moussa (PhD in Law, University of Cambridge), Marcella Nanni (Vice Chair, International Association for Water Law), Alistair Rieu-Clarke (Northumbria University), Kenneth Marc Strzepek (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and moderated by Scott McKenzie, (PhD Student University of British Columbia).


The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: A Catalyst for Cooperation on the Nile (Session 1)

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: A Catalyst for Cooperation on the Nile (Session 2)


This webinar was based on special issue of Water International (Vol. 41 Issue. 4).

This special issue was also the subject of an IWRA policy brief, available here.


Please download the presentations from both sessions below:

Session 1

• GERD: new norms of cooperation in the Nile Basin?

• The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: A Catalyst for Change?

• Cooperative Feeling Approaches for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

• How has the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam changed the legal, political, economic and scientific dynamics in the Nile basin?

Session 2

• How has the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam changed the legal, political, economic and scientific dynamics in the Nile basin?

• The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: A Catalyst for Change?

• The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: A Catalyst for Cooperation on the Nile?

• Responding to the Crisis of the Filling of the GERD: An International Insurance Approach?

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