Tvedt and Hovden (2006). A Bibliography on the River Nile Vol. III. Nile Plans and Nile Reports 1960-2006
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This bibliography of Nile plans and Nile reports contains approximately two thousand entries. It is an extension of the chapter “Projects and Reports” in Terje Tvedt’s The Nile. An Annotated Bibliography (IB. Tauris: New York/London 2004). The present book focuses on the period 1960 – 2006, since Tvedt 2004 focused on plans and reports produced during the period when Britain was in control of Nile developments. Optimal utilization of the long and mighty River Nile requires knowledge about how the river has been projected and planned for in the different countries. Therefore we think that an overview of all the plans and projects is crucial for a rational development of the river in the future. We hope that this bibliography will be useful to politicians,
planners, researchers, journalists and the public at large. This bibliography registers not only published literature, but also plans and unpublished reports. It ranges from short notices about internal administration affairs related to specific projects to the more voluminous studies and plans, often made by Western consultancy companies. As the thematic focus is “plans and reports for utilization of Nile waters” topics like fisheries, the water hyacinth problem and water-health issues have been left out. Our aim has been to compile an extensive list of literature on plans and reports that deal with irrigation, hydropower, dam building, canal building, drainage and land reclamation. Some of the entries do not have a specific publisher. If there is no publisher, the actual plan or report is usually owned and kept by the institution that commissioned it. In general this will be the respective national ministry or ministries responsible for water and hydroelectric issues. Many of these plans and reports can be found in different libraries and archives, and possible locations are indicated in the annotation of many of the entries. Again, due to the variable nature of the sources, their accessibility also varies greatly. Since many of the reports and plans have been controversial and of a non-public character, many of the entries in this book cannot be found in internet-based library catalogues. The bibliography therefore gives information of the institution that commissioned the studies, so as to meake it easier to get hold of them.