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Egypt's irrigation ministry said the latest talks revealed the differences that remain with Ethiopia.
Egypt waterboards children aged 12 to 17 years for allegedly participating in protests against President Abdelfattah Al Sisi oppressive regime.
Zaki, 27, was arrested on Feb. 7 at Cairo’s international airport following his arrival from Italy for a family visit.
Human rights in Egypt have been blatantly violated for years, but the situation in the country has worsened since 2013, according to rights groups.
Villagers say husbands prefer wives to be cut and often ask young brides to undergo the procedure before their wedding.
The row over the project comes after Cairo expressed that the dam will restrain the flow of the major river and limit its share of water.
"We have come here seeking safety," Ekhlas, a migrant from Sudan said. "But the reality was very different."
Negotiations concerning the rules that would regulate the dam's filling and operations had failed at various former occasions.
Fattah, an Egyptian progressive activist was re-arrested from the police station last month after authorities started cracking down on protesters against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.