Deltares withdraws from GERD studies

Published: 9 September 2015

Deltares has decided not to participate in the studies to assess the impacts of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

These studies are being commissioned by the Tri-partite National Committee (TNC) of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt. After 3 months of negotiations on a possible cooperation for the studies with BRLi, a French consultancy group, Deltares had to conclude that the conditions as imposed by the TNC and BRLi on how the studies should be carried out did not provide sufficient guarantee for Deltares that an independent high-quality study could be carried out.

Deltares regrets that it has to withdraw from these challenging studies as its knowledge, expertise and experience in the region fits quite well with this complex and economically important project.