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The aim of this paper is to take a closer look at the reasons which lay behind the sensitive geopolitical context of the water of the Nile. It will situate the discourse on “water wars” within the framework of securitisation of water resources. This is further illustrated by the case of the Nile basin. Then the author will explore the possibilities/necessity for de-securitisation of water resources, with some conclusions for policies aimed at turning water into a resource for broader cooperation and integration.