Water crisis builds in Egypt as dam talks falter, temperatures rise
Updated : 2019-11-07 16:28:27
Egypt is facing severe water crisis owing to rising population and climatic change. Egypt fears things could get even worse as Ethiopia starts filling the reservoir behind a giant dam upriver. Egyptian officials say they currently have around 570 cubic meters (150,000 gallons) of water per person per year - hydrologists consider a country to be facing water scarcity if supplies drop below 1,000 cubic meters per person annually.