Monthly Water Map n°2 - Hydropower Along the Nile
The following visuals highlight and help to better understand the hydropower expansion along the Nile River. The main factors explaining such development in the sector are: 1) Riparian countries lack access to grid electricity although demand is increasing with rising economies and population; 2) High hydropower potential with few existing infrastructure; 3) The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) contributes to hydropower expansion by providing a forum for joint planning and cooperative development; 4) Availability of new funding sources from emerging powers (e.g. China, Turkey or Arab States).
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