Egypt farmers fear water supply threat from Ethiopia dam

Outlet: Arab News

November 12, 2013

With an economy already in tatters, Egypt’s farmers fear the building of an upstream Nile dam in Ethiopia could lead to water shortages and crop failures with catastrophic effects on their livelihood. “We don’t want this dam,” says Saeed al-Simari, standing on his modest land in Egypt’s fertile Nile Delta region. “We want to plant our land, we need water. It’s hard enough with the water we have, imagine when we don’t have anymore,” said Simari.