A Farewell to Fawzia

By Salman M. A. Salman

Translated by Muhammad Mahmoud

(Original published in Arabic on 6 October 2015 and in English in February 2016)

Like most people, I never knew a physical form for death. It meant for me what it has mostly meant for humans since time immemorial — that Grim Reaper who doesn’t distinguish between the sick and infirm and the fit and healthy, or between the young and the old.Read the rest

Obituary: Remembering Late Dr. Peter Nyot Koke

The following post first appeared on on September 4, 2015

Dr. Peter Nyot Koke passed away on June 28, 2015 in Germany sustaining long years of illness. I was much grieved by his death and much more grieved by the fact that his death passed without a sad announcement or articles on his life, his numerous accomplishments and his tireless work for a united Sudan.… Read the rest

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Sudan: Regional Nile Day Celebration in Khartoum

The following post first appeared  on on February 26, 21015 and on on February 28, 2015

Ministry of Water Resources and Electricity organized on Sunday, February 22, the 2015 Nile Day celebration. The idea of celebration of the Nile Day on this date each year was to mark the tremendous efforts and accomplishments which have been made by the Nile Basin Initiative since 1999.… Read the rest

Sudan Continues Relinquishing a Growing Portion of Nile Water Share

The following post first appeared in Sudan on December 10, 2014

News agencies reported that the Sudanese National Assembly (Parliament) protested in a session on Wednesday 19 November 2014 what the deputies termed “the Sudan’s weak position” towards Egypt with regards to the Nile Water Agreement and they stressed the need for preserving its rights in the coming period.… Read the rest


Why it is a must for Sudan to Join the Entebbe Agreement

The following post first appeared in Sudan on Oct 26, 2014

 The Sudanese Minister of Water Resources and Electricity, Mutaz Mussa, said in a statement carried by local and regional media on 9 October 2014 that the Sudan would not sign Entebbe Agreement in its present form unless an agreement is reached on the pending issues.… Read the rest


Concluding Thoughts on the Implications of the Entry into Force of the United Nations Watercourses Convention

The following post by Dr. Salman M.A. Salman and Professor Gabriel Eckstein offers concluding remarks about the series related to the entering into force of the 1997 UN Watercourses Convention (see links to all of the essays here). Dr. Salman is an academic researcher and consultant on water law and policy, and Editor-in-Chief of Brill Research Perspectives, International Water LawRead the rest

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Analysis of the Fourth Tripartite Meeting on the Renaissance Dam

The following post is by Dr. Salman M.A. Salman and also appeared in  صحيفة سودانايل الإلكترونية  Sudanile Online Newspaper and voluntarily translated by Sudan Vision Newspaper


A fourth tripartite meeting of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam was held in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Monday-Tuesday, August 25-26, 2014.… Read the rest

Entry into Force of the UN Watercourses Convention: Where are the Nile Basin Countries?

The following post, by Dr. Salman M. A. Salman, is the second in the series of essays related to the entering into force of the UN Watercourses Convention. Dr. Salman is an academic researcher and consultant on water law and policy. Until 2009, Dr. Salman served as Lead Council and Water Law Advisor for the World Bank.Read the rest

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“Cooperation is the Best Venue for Solution of Nile Water Issues”

The following post first appeared in Sudan on May 19, 2014

 Khartoum – The best venue for the solution of the Nile Water issues is cooperation between first Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia   and latter with all River Nile Basin countries, said the Sudanese international water expert Dr. Salman Mohd. Salman in a workshop organized by the Sudan Media Centre (SMC) on the theme  ” Sudan and the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam:  Challenges and Opportunities”.… Read the rest


2013 – International Year of Water Cooperation

The following post is by Dr. Salman M.A. Salman and first appeared on the International Water Law Project Blog.


The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted on December 20, 2010, resolution 65/154, proclaiming 2013 as the “International Year of Water Cooperation.” The resolution, adopted without vote, called on all member states of the United Nations system and all other actors to take advantage of the Year to promote actions at all levels.… Read the rest