Cultivating the Nile: The Everyday Politics of Water in Egypt

Cultivating the Nile: The Everyday Politics of Water in Egypt

Jessica Barnes (1997, Geography) 

Cultivating the Nile: The Everyday Politics of Water in Egypt (Duke University Press, 2014)

Jessica Barnes' recent book is an ethnographic study of water in Egypt. The book challenges the dominant framing of Nile water politics, arguing that some of the most active political contestation lies not in transboundary conflicts between the countries of the Nile Basin, but in acts of the everyday, which take place across multiple scales.