Nile Water File


The Nile Water Department is one of the public administration departments specialized in monitoring and managing surface water resources in Sudan and calculating Sudan's consumption of the Nile water. It is one of the oldest departments of the Ministry of Irrigation, as the Nile water began to be monitored in the early twentieth century, as these data were used in the construction of Sennar reservoirs and Mount Awlia and the irrigated projects, foremost of which is the Gezira project. The administration still provides its services to all projects in terms of design, implementation and operation.

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Nile Water File Goals

Monitoring the Nile water resources and its tributaries

Monitor the Nile water resources and its tributaries, and work to develop and update methods of monitoring and measurement as a basic source for the development of agriculture, navigation and power generation.

Provide water resources

Providing more water resources to meet the development needs in its various fields

Optimization of water resources

Working on the optimum utilization of water resources to meet agricultural needs and increase electrical generation

Water resource development and development

Cooperating with other bodies of the Ministry for the purpose of developing water resources and optimal utilization, achieving cooperation with the Nile Basin countries and regional and international organizations without harming other basin countries, and assisting in developing projects to increase surface water resources.

Nile Water File Tasks

• Establishing and operating hydrological stations to monitor the disposal and levels of the Nile River and its tributaries, collecting and analyzing silt suspended in water, and operating hydrological stations to monitor losses.

• Analyzing hydrological data with the aim of estimating the revenues of the Nile and its various seasonal and annual branches, and making an estimate of the annual revenue, losses and annual consumption of Sudan.

• Participation in monitoring Egypt's consumption of Nile water at the Jaafara station behind the Aswan reservoir.

• Collaborating with academic bodies by providing hydrological data to conduct relevant research and train students.

• Forecasting, managing floods, determining years of scarce revenue, and alerting you to the precautions that must be followed in a timely manner.

• Participation in studies of projects to increase the income of the Nile River and its tributaries and other rivers.

• Defining irrigation storage and power generation projects and determining methods for exploiting water resources.

• Providing technical support in the form of hydrological data for the public and private sectors

• Cooperating with international and regional organizations for the purpose of developing and updating monitoring methods, increasing revenues and reducing waste.