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The Jonglei Canal


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Introduction; Part I. Controlling the Nile: 1. The genesis of the Jonglei canal; 2. The Jonglei Canal Project: stage one; 3. Water use and demand in the Nile Basin; Part II. The Natural Environment of the Sudd Region: 4. The influence of Lake Victoria: climatic change and variation in river flows; 5. Hydrology of the Bahr el Jebel swamps; 6. The biological effects of variation in water quality; 7. Ecology of plants in the swamps and floodplains; 8. Vegetation change in the Jonglei area; Part III. The People of the Jonglei Area: Introduction; 9. Environment and the history of the Jonglei area; 10. Society and rural economy in the Jonglei area; 11. Recent change among Nuer and Dinka peoples of the Jonglei area; Part IV. Agriculture and the Exploitation of Natural Resources: 12. Livestock and animal husbandry; 13. Crop production: traditional practice, constraints and opportunities; 14. Fish and fisheries; 15. Wildlife; Part V. The Local Effects of the Canal: 16. Effects on climate, water and vegetation; 17. Effects on livestock, fish and wildlife; 18. Local effects in the canal zone; Part VI. Rural Development and the Future: 19. Rural development, 1972-83: a decade of unfulfilled promise; 20. Conclusions: looking to the future; Appendices; Epilogue; References; Index.

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