Instead of riches and reward, what could have been a windfall has brought harassment, violence and even a local ban on farming.
The tourism industry accounts for about 9% of GDP, amounting to USD1.7 billion.
Since 2012, AJWS has provided support to groups working on natural resource rights.
Development of hydropower will have local impacts, some of which can be mitigated and attributed to a cost.
Humans could drink the groundwater almost dry in parts of India, southern Europe and the US in the coming decades.
“We don’t have any other water resource in Egypt. Egyptians are recycling drainage water several times."
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