The tale of the GERD is a conflicted one; on one hand 20,000 people will be displaced and a natural, ancient river environment lost forever but on the other hand this dam is likely to be a great thing for Ethiopia and it could increase biodiversity in many ways, and a balance will still be there. Of his love for sharing these stories with people Charlie explains, “Rivers are gods. It’s not just the power and the connection for communities, it’s the source of life, it’s an ancient flow of energy that commands an almost spiritual presence. It’s the metaphoric rhythm for our own lives and our own flow. If you connect with a river, from hunting its source and let her take you to the sea, more than any God, she will put you to your knees! Witness the transition of environments, animals, culture and colours, she is responsible for all of it”.