Key facts about the GERD – the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

By: MOLLY SIMPSON


posted on: May 9th, 2018

Hydropower uses moving water to generate electricity. In Ethiopia, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is currently being constructed. It is expected to reach a height of 145 metres high, which is nearly one-and-a-half times the height of Victoria Falls! There are some clear advantages to building the GERD, yet this large-scale project has certainly split opinions.

SOME FACTS ABOUT THE GERD

IMPACT ON ENERGY

IMPACT ON BIODIVERSITY

SOCIAL IMPACT

IMPACT ON AGRICULTURE

IMPACT ON THE ECONOMY

IMPACT ON WATER FLOW

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