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06/11/2011

Nile Countries’ Population to Increase by 68-80% … With Not One Single Drop of Water More

Human Wrongs Watch

Population in the 11 Nile basin countries, estimated in 200 million people, is expected to increase by between 61 and 82 per cent by 2030, while water resources will not vary. This is of particular concern since some of these countries are among the poorest in the world.

Credit: UN

The Nile basin riparian nations are Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

Agriculture already uses more than 80 percent of renewable water resources in the Nile basin, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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