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why the Jonglei canal is a bad idea

An interesting article that outlines many of the issues surrounding the construction of a giant canal through the Sudd swamp on the White Nile. The Sudd acts like a regulator on the Nile, drain it to increase water supplies to the north and all sorts of unintended consequences will follow. Giant water projects are usually a bad idea in the long run, micro-projects are better. 

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