The Nile basin is the watershed of the Nile River and its tributaries. By the terms of a colonial era treaty rights to 80% of the water in the basin is reserved to Egypt and Sudan. In 2010 negotiations were underway which would establish a new treaty opening up the possibility of water development in the upper basin state, notably Ethiopia.[1]


  1. "Egypt and Thirsty Neighbors Are at Odds Over Nile" article by Thanassis Cambanis in The New York Times September 25, 2010, accessed September 26, 2010

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