The case for a more thoughtful approach to building dams on Abay (the BLUE Nile)
Part II: A Critical assessment of building large dams
Getachew Begashaw, Ph.D.
In Part I of this piece, we highlighted the requirements for an appropriately planned, designed, constructed and operated dam on Abay, the Blue Nile, and why it is in the national interest to do so, provided it is executed not for a short-term political and economic purpose, as is conceived by the ethnic-based rulers of the country, but with the long-term economic and security of the people in mind. Read full story in PDF…