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Nile Goals and Objectives

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Several goals were created in order to solve the problem in the Sudan, these include: improve the overall health of the population, reduce pollution levels, and combat water scarcity within the country. In order to accomplish these goals, a set of objectives was developed. The objectives include: decrease salinity levels, improve water infrastructure and increase sustainable water management practices, create government-funded education programs, improve sanitation, and renegotiate existing treaties.


In order to develop these goals, underlying constraints for the given region were analyzed. The constraints include: expense, geological factors, conflicting governmental interests, and water dispersion. The nine countries along the Nile River are experiencing high levels of poverty. Therefore, the amount of money that can be put forth to reduce the water scarcity, and the resulting poor health, is limited and in some countries essentially unavailable. Geological factors and weather patterns will remain constant. Lastly, because each country acts on the behalf of its best interest, there will always be conflicting interests amongst the governments of the countries along the Nile. The time horizon of implementing all of the solutions to meet each goal was set to be 15-20 years. This time frame will allow for a gradual development of funding for the water scarcity-related projects.


The solutions and the following objectives were determined based on the main factors impacting the problem, as seen in a previous section. The main problems pertaining to water in the Sudan are the pollution levels and the increased water scarcity, which led to the problem of diminished human health. In order to discover a solution to solve these three main problems, more specific objectives were determined. Since education provides information pertaining to the resolution of all three main problems, the objective to create government-funded education programs was developed. Since salinity and nutrient levels are the main forms of pollution in the Nile in the region of Sudan, the objectives to decrease salinity levels and improve water infrastructure were created. With an improved water infrastructure, unpolluted water can be initially collected (such as rainwater) and used without having to use and clean the already polluted water. Since Salinity is an immediate and more easily resolved issue than excess nutrients, the objective to reduce salinity levels was created. In order to combat the water scarcity problem, the objectives to increase sustainable water management practices and renegotiate existing treaties were developed. By managing water use and implementing more stringent consumption policies, water scarcity can be reduced. In order to achieve this agricultural practices that appropriately conserve water should be implemented. Sudan has limited access to water due to the outdated treaties with Egypt and Ethiopia. In order to allow proper water allotment, the treaties would have to be re-negotiated. Finally, in order to improve human health, the objective to improve sanitation was developed. By increasing the sanitation of the country as a whole, the number of human illnesses due to infectious diseases will decline. 



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