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The Importance of Effective Management of Resources
How communities are dependent on resource management in order to ensure equitable access to food and water.
Team 1: Chesney Anderson, Carson Cope, Omar White, De'Shon McNeil
Wake STEM ECHS
South Sudan
The Nile is the main water source for South Sudan's capital city of Juba, but this water remains unclean when it gets there. This is due to how it is brought in on tankers directly from the river itself, with little to no purification involved.
Nile Water Management in South Sudan
The Nile is the main water source for South Sudan's capital city of Juba, but this water remains unclean when it gets there. This is due to how it is brought in on tankers directly from the river itself, with little to no purification involved.
But water isn't just a problem for the main cities of South Sudan, as is shown by the struggles of Nya in A Long Walk to Water to supply for her family. Her village receives help from an external relief organization in order to build a well; relief groups being one of the many ways in which South Sudan is aided in its resource needs.
The Nile passes through 11 countries in Africa and is a major water source for many of them. However, the Nile is highly polluted due to lack of policies to restore or improve the quality of water.
The Nile is a Prime Example of how Resource Management is Required.
In many countries, the main problem is lack of governmental agreement and funding for waste and sewage systems, as this is the main cause of the river's pollution.
The Nile
Egypt as an Example:
  • The Nile provides 95% of the country's water.
  • Only 60% of water enters a sewage system in cities.
  • Dirty water causes 17,000 child deaths a year.
  • Waste is dumped directly into the Nile.
The countries that use the Nile should all begin to implement policies in order to work towards purifying the water from the river. These should be multi-national agreements that all the countries must follow in order to ensure quality of water for their citizens.
The Solution
The Nile Countries Should Come to Agreements to  Cheaply Purify the Nile's Water.
The cheap purification of water would be extremely beneficial in South Sudan's current situation. South Sudan should be able to come up with cheap and effective way to supply purified water so that it would be more affordable for the general public. This would open up the ability for the country to focus on the many other interstate issues.
Image Sources
https://southsudantraveler.wordpress.com/tag/travel-in-south-sudan/
http://www.reizen-langs-rivieren.nl/the-rivers/nile-river-from-source-to.html
http://www.waterforsouthsudan.org/news/2013/4/17/wfss-drills-168th-well.html
https://southsudantraveler.wordpress.com/2015/06/19/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-3687950/US-sends-troops-South-Sudan-capital-protect-citizens.html
https://www.quora.com/Does-the-1929-Nile-Water-agreement-prevent-the-upstream-African-countries-to-build-dams-and-canals-on-Nile-If-yes-can-it-be-rationalized-in-the-present-geopolitical-scenario
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Sudan