The Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is pictured above.
Egypt's Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources announced on the International Day of Water that Egypt's water deficit is very real. Here is what he said, “As a third world country we are no strangers to poverty but now we’ve apparently entered a whole new era and realm of poverty; that of the water variety. Yesterday, Egypt’s Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources, Hossam Moghazi, said that “we have officially entered an era of water poverty, our yearly consumption as a nation currently amounts to nearly 83 billion cubic meters but our actual share of Nile water is only about 55 billion.” The minister’s statement came just days after Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan signed a Declaration of Principles, which outline some guidelines concerning the water sharing arrangement of the Nile in light of Ethiopia’s under-construction Renaissance Dam. The dam is a source of contention among the “Basin” countries for fear that it will affect the water supply of downstream nations.
Egypt’s worry about a lack of water is now very real, even before the dam is completed. Egypt is already experiencing a shortage in supply. In a ministry event celebrating the International Day of Water, Moghazi proceeded to make the most uncelebratory statement possible; “Egypt has entered the era of water poverty, we have to ration consumption so we can handle Egypt's agricultural, industrial and drinking water needs.”
Moghazi’s comments do not adequately describe the magnitude of water disaster facing Egypt right now.
Egypt will face two very different water disasters, at two very different points in time.
1) As the new Renaissance Dam is completed, and begins diverting water to fill her enormous basin, Egypt will be deprived of virtually all water for two years! That scenario is an absolute disaster for a nation living in such a dry, desert climate as Egypt.
2) After the Renaissance Dam is either blown up or collapses during an earthquake because of poor engineering, the resulting tsunami of water will destroy Egypt.
This Renaissance Dam project will fulfill Isaiah 19 prophecy, read it below.
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