Egypt not just needs the Nile waters, it trusts it has a lawful and authentic right to them. Different nations oppose this idea.
"The Nile River Basin's upstream riparian states contend that the Nile Waters Agreements are out of line, biased and impractical," says Baku. Upstream nations, including Ethiopia, keep up that "they are not limited by these understandings, since they were never gatherings to them," Baku says.
In 1999, the Nile River Basin States began dealings to structure a lawful system that would accommodate a more pleasant distribution of the Nile's waters, however Egypt and Sudan would not settle on the "supreme insurance of their earlier rights" and no accord was reached, says Baku.