IMPACT OVER 2 YEARS
billion reduction in agricultural productivity (32%)
of agricultural land will be lost (118.2%)
increase of the imports of agricultural products
people will lost their job
(28% of the 90.7 BCM storage capacity of Lake Nasser)
Scenarios based on hypothetical assumption that GERD will be filled over 6, 3 or 2 successive years of normal Nile flow. Simulation based on estimates by Egyptian government of costs to Egypt of every 1 billion cubic meters of water lost, and the paper ‘"Quantifying the impacts of impounding Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam reservoir on Nasser Lake active storage,” presented at the 18th International Water Technology Conference in March 2015 by Abdelazin M. Negm and colleagues.