Desalination, Water Treatment Are Egypt's Water Hedges

CAIRO

There is growing concern in Egypt over an impending water crisis as construction of Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam progresses and negotiations between the two countries have not so far resolved any of the technical disputes. While the biggest desalination and water treatment project in Egypt's history is presented as a contingency plan, its ability to make up for lost Nile water if the impasse persists is put to question.

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