The Egyptian government fears that Ethiopia's dam will exacerbate things.
In any case, some additionally trust Egypt's fights are tied in with affirming its capacity in the locale.
"It's not about specialized [aspects], it's not tied in with hurting the downstream nations," Marisa Mass, a senior scientist at the Institute for Security Studies, told DW.
"I think indicating [their] force and authority in the locale could be [Egypt's aim]," he said. "In the Declaration of Principles on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, obviously any [upstream] nations won't fundamentally hurt the downstream nations."
Ethiopian monetary scientist Amen Adela is likewise pretentious of Egypt's cases, saying they have "ever-evolving minds".