Nile Talk Forum


Nile Talk Forum 18: The Nile Basin and ENSO Connection – The Developing El Nino and Impending Drought

Date: June 26, 2023 @ 9AM EST
 Wossenu Abtew, Water and Environment Consulting Inc, USA


Nile Talk Forum 17: Validity of the colonial and other Nile agreements and the inherent rights of upstream countries

Date: October 26, 2022 @ 9AM EST
 Prof. Tag Elkhazin (Retired)
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Nile Talk Forum 16: Importance of Wetlands for Regional Hydroclimate and Ecology: Impact of Draining the Sudd Wetlands in the Nile Basin

Date: September 26, 2022 @ 9AM EST
 Wossenu Abtew, Water and Environment Consulting Inc, USA
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Nile Talk Forum 15:Recovering the collective rights on the value of the river for improving participation in water governance; the Chota Valley Case 

Date: April 28, 2022 @ 9AM EST
 Ms. Sandra Megens |, Department of Social Science, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

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Nile Talk Forum 14: The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD): Under-Reported Issues on GERD Impacts on Sudan
 October 8, 2021 @ 8AM EST
 Dr. Asaad Y. Shamseldin | Associate Professor, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Nile Talk Forum 13: Evaluating International Transboundary Water Management Practices for Contextual Lessons for the Nile Basin
 September 13, 2021 @ 8AM EST
 Ms. Mekdelawit Messay Deribe | PhD Student, Florida International University (FIU)
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Nile Talk Forum 12: Special Panel Discussion – Data Sharing and Information Exchange in the Face of Upcoming GERD Operation and Management
 August 31, 2021 @ 8AM EST
Wossenu Abtew, PhD
 | Principal Civil Engineer, Water and Environment Consulting LLC, USA
Mohammed Basher
 | PhD Candidate, University of Manchester
Alem Gebriel, PhD
 | Water Resources Technical Director with WSP, USA
Kevin Wheeler, PhD
 | Research Fellow, University of Oxford
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Nile Talk Forum 11: Eastern Nile System Under Three Different Water Apportionment Alternatives: Colonial Era, the Washington DC and Equitable Share
 August 10, 2021 @ 8AM EST
 Mr. Yared Bacha Gari | Bahir Dar Institute of Technology (BiT), Bahir Dar University
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Nile Talk Forum 10: Shedding Light from Space on Dam Operations: Introducing Nile Basin Reservoir Advisory System (NiBRAS)
July 20, 2021 @ 8AM EST
 Dr. Hisham Eldardiry | Postdoctoral Research Associate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
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Nile Talk Forum 9: Hydroegoism and Misinformation in the way of Nile/GERD Negotiation: Transcending the traditional approaches to a long-term progressive cooperation
 June 30, 2021 @ 8AM EST
 Dr. Semu Moges | Consultant and Associate Research Professor, University of Connecticut
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Nile Talk Forum 8: GERD Reservoir Impacts on the Year 2020 Flood
June 8, 2021 @ 8AM EST
Speaker: Dr. Alem Gebriel | Water Resources Technical Director, WSP USA
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Nile Talk Forum 7: Understanding the potential impact of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on floods in Sudan
May 17, 2021 @ 8AM EST
Speaker: Mohammed Basheer | University of Manchester
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Nile Talk Forum 6: New Insights on the Water Storage in the Nile River Basin Using GRACE/GRACE-FO, Data-Driven and Modeling
Date: April 29, 2021 @ 8AM EST
Speaker: Dr. Emad Hasan | Research Fellow, Center for Space Research, UT Austin
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Nile Talk Forum 5: Panel
Date: March 15, 2021 @ 8AM EST
Mohammed Basheer | Potential Opportunities and Risks of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam to Sudan
Mekdelawit Messay Deribe | Towards Long Term Equitable and Sustainable Use of the Nile River
Hisham Eldardiry | Future Operation of High Aswan Dam: Challenges and Opportunities
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Nile Talk Forum 4: Downstream Upstream Relationship and the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) Filling and Operation Agreement Flexibility
January 28, 2021 @ 8AM EST
Speaker: Dr. Wossenu Abtew | Principal Engineer, Water and Environment Consulting
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Nile Talk Forum 3: Dam Safety Management in Ethiopia
Date: December 21, 2020 @ 8AM EST
Speaker: Michael Abebe | Vice President of the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD)
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Nile Talk Forum 2: GERD Negotiation Challenges and Ways Forward, Technical Aspects
Date: November 30, 2020 @ 8AM EST
Speaker: Dr. Yilma Seleshi | Associate Professor in Water Resources Engineering, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, AAiT, Addis Ababa University

Nile Talk Forum 1: The Changing Geopolitics in the Nile Basin, Avoiding Conflict and Building Cooperation
Date: October 28, 2020 @ 9AM EST
Speaker: Dr. Ashok Swain | Director of Research, School of International Water Cooperation, Uppsala University, Sweden
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