lisa monaghan

Salman (2011). The New State of South Sudan and the Hydro-Politics of the Nile Basin

As a result of the choice of the people of southern Sudan for secession during the January 2011 referendum, a number of difficult issues need to be addressed and resolved between the new state and the Sudan. Most of these issues are specified in the Southern Sudan Referendum Act 2009 and include water resources. The article identifies and discusses the sharing and management of the waters of the Nile River, the conservation and use of the waters of the huge swamps of southern Sudan, and the relationship with the other Nile riparians as the main issues that the new state of South Sudan faces in connection with water resources.

Category: Economics and Livelihoods

Sub-category: Regional