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Regional Water Intelligence Report: The Nile Basin and the Southern Sudan Referendum

Regional Water Intelligence Report: The Nile Basin and the Southern Sudan Referendum
  • Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), UNDP Water Governance Facility, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). December 2010
  • This Regional Water Intelligence Report examines the current political landscape in the Nile Basin and includes a political and legal analysis of the Southern Sudan independence referendum held on 9th January 2011. The objective is to analyze key political events and their potential impact on Nile cooperation, within the framework of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), with a specific focus on the referendum in Southern Sudan. Some recommendations are explored that the international community could consider taking in the post referendum process to strengthen development and cooperation. The analysis of political events provides input to further analysis on the political economy of water in the Nile basin.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Burundi, Congo (Democratic Republic of the), Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania (United Republic of), Uganda, Nile River Basin
  • Main themes: Conflicts, Legal aspects, River Basin Management, Transboundary waters, Watersheds
  • Main target audience: Governments, International community, Political leaders, Water managers
  • Main purpose: Assessment, Awareness raising
  • Type of resource: Case studies, Key messages, Recommendations
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Published in 2015