Experts Meet In Rwanda Over River Nile Water Threats
Discussions on threats of climatic change, water for agriculture and electric power generation will take center stage at the 5th Nile Basin Development Forum in Rwanda.
The forum, which opens today, comes at the time when the river is facing threats from climate change and increasing demand for water among the 10 countries.
Innocent Ntabana, the Executive Director, Nile Basin Initiative outlines some of the challenges facing the Nile at a press conference at Hotel de Mille Collines.
He explained that the growing demand for food, water and energy together with climate change are exerting huge pressure on the Nile water resources.
The 5th Nile Basin Development Forum under the theme “Investing in Nile Cooperation For a Secure future” is expected to draw over five hundred participants from ten countries that share the Nile.