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1 September 2015 The Nile and Recent Changes in Its Basin Environment: Evidences from Literature
Shamik Chakraborty, Yasuda Hiroshi, Abhik Chakraborty, Nabeta Hajime, Kawai Takayuki, Ishiyama Shun
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The Nile is one of the longest rivers on the planet and an important freshwater source for the arid regions of Africa. It is also a river that is extensively affected by anthropogenic impact. This paper aims to provide an account of the social drivers that combine to cause extensive changes in the Nilotic environments. This paper is based on extensive review of literature backed up by field research. The main focus is on the lower Nile, where the effects of anthropogenic disturbances are most prominent. We argue that the Nile Basin is characterized by interrelated and compound problems of resource management, and managing this river system effectively requires shifting the focus from water related problems to a basin wide management agenda. We contend that knowledge of environmental history is important for this agenda shift, and the idea of benefit sharing can alleviate the growing stress on this extremely sensitive arid river basin.

Shamik Chakraborty, Yasuda Hiroshi, Abhik Chakraborty, Nabeta Hajime, Kawai Takayuki, and Ishiyama Shun "The Nile and Recent Changes in Its Basin Environment: Evidences from Literature," Journal of Resources and Ecology 6(5), 345-352, (1 September 2015). https://doi.org/10.5814/j.issn.1674-764x.2015.05.008
Received: 5 November 2014; Accepted: 1 May 2015; Published: 1 September 2015
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