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Flashcards in The Nile Deck (12):
1

Where is the Nile

North-East Africa, mouth in the Nile, passes through Sudan, south Sudan, Ethiopia,

2

What are the main two tributaries to the Nile

Blue and White Nile

3

What are the traditional uses by the villages ( 5 )

1/ Water
2/ Washing
3/ Transport
4/ Sewage disposal
5/ Fishing

4

What 3 modern uses for the Nile

1/ Irrigation
2/ Dams for HEP
3/ Lake Nasser in Egypt generates a lot of tourism

5

What is the conflict

Sharing and protecting the river at a time of climate change and severe population increase

6

Which two countries most predominately use the Nile

Egypt and Sudan

7

Why is Sudan so dependent on the Nile

1/ Facing problem of increasing desertification
2/ Government wants to expand the use of irrigation to increase the food supply, which will mean taking more water from the Nile

8

Why is Egypt so dependent on the Nile

1/ Relies on the Nile for 90% of its water supply
2/ Population expected to increase by 33% by 2050 meaning high demand

9

Why doe Ethiopia and uganda rely on the Nile

1/ Population increase
2/ HEP

10

What does NBI stand for

Nile basin initiative

11

When was the NBI launched

1999

12

What did the NBI imply

The NBI is a platform for stakeholders to share information and negotiate peacefully in the joint planning and management of the Nile