Uganda is preparing to start construction of two multibillion-dollar projects on the Nile River, despite complaints by Egypt that one of the projects will reduce Egypt’s share of the river’s water. Further, Egypt claims that a colonial-era treaty gives it the power to veto the project. Map: Shem Oirere And Walter Konefal, ENR A toll bridge at Jinja will improve a major transport link across Africa, but a planned hydropower plant at Karuma is running into strong objections from Egypt. The news regarding construction of the $1.2-billion Karuma hydropower project and a $125-million bridge comes eight months after the May
The 2016 Summer Olympics boating and swimming events have put an international spotlight on what has been a long-running problem in Rio de Janeiro—untreated sewage and trash are clogging up major bays and waterways.