Bridging Troubled Waters
Dr. Patricia Kameri-Mbote
Scarce resources are becoming a major threat to regional security. Water is a particularly sensitive issue. In fact, even in a conflict prone region like the Middle East, there are fears that war over water is the next big threat. All of this makes the success of the last decade in Africa's Nile River Basin all the more remarkable. Dr. Patricia Kameri-Mbote describes how ten riparian nations have worked for the peaceful exploitation of the Nile and strengthened their regional identity in the process.