It is vital that the role of water in conflict be thoroughly assessed to inform the design of conflict prevention strategies. This chapter focuses on two important water basins in Ethiopia – the Awash Valley and Nile River basins. Both basins are at the centre of water development in the country and therefore are important axes of competition and conflict.
In: Scarcity and Surfeit, The ecology of Africa’s Conflicts, Edited by Jeremy Lind and Kathryn Struman. Published by the Institute for Security Studies, South Africa. Chapter 6, pp. 243-319