PHD Students

PHD Students

Integrated Water Management

  Hydrologic and Economic Implications of Large Scale Soil and Water Conservation Programs in the Blue Nile Basin

After completing the Cornell-BDU masters program funded by HED, Dessalegn developed his PhD proposal entitled “Hydrological and Economic implications of Large Scale Soil and Water Conseration Program in Blue Nile Basin.”  His goal is to assess the effectiveness of recent watershed management activities and develop the best watershed management practices in the Debre Mawi watershed-Ethiopian highlands.

Dessalegn Chanie Dagnew, PhD Student, BDU, IoT, SCWRE, Ethiopia, Mob: (+251) 0918764279, Skype:dessalegn.chanie
  Integrating hydrologic, economic and community perspectives to reduce upland and gully erosion in the Birr Watershed, Upper Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia
Getaneh Kebede Ayele, a graduate of the Cornell-BDU masters program funded by HED, chose his PhD research on “Integrating hydrologic, economic, and community perspectives for reducing upland and gully erosion in the Bir Watershed, Upper Blue Nile Basin”. His research is to measure the spatial distribution of upland and gully erosion on landscape, assess the causes of erosion and sedimentation from a hydrological and the farmer’s perspectives, value the rate of economic losses from upland and gully erosion, and the economic importance of gully rehabilitation from the farmer’s perspective.
Getaneh Kebede Ayele, BDU, IoT, SCWRE, Ethiopia, Mob: (+251) 0931872887, getanehk89@yahoo.com
  A Comprehensive Water Frame Work for Lake Tana basin for Sustainable and Green Development
Former Deputy Head of Water Resources Development and Assistant Director of Tana Subbasin Office, and was irrigation enginneer. He joined the PhD program and developed a research proposal on water frame work of Lake Tana for sustainable development.  The objective of his research is to guide future water developments in the Lake Tana region to maintain an ecologically healthy lake while water demands of various sectors are met optimally. He mainly focus on the water quality and consider this in the optimal planning to be formulated from previous studies.
Muluken L. Alemu, BDU, IoT, SCWRE, Ethiopia, Mob: (+251) 0918028563, mulukenlak10@gmail.com
  Evaluating and Assessing the non-point sources Using Watershed and Water Quality modeling in Lake Tana Basin
Mamaru Ayalew received his M.Sc. in Engineering Hydrology from the Bahir Dar University, School of Civil and Water Resources Engineering. His PhD proposal is, “Integrated Watershed and Water quality Modeling in the Lake Tana Basin,” in the Mizwa watershed and it has the goals of understanding sediment and nutrient dynamics on the upland watershed and consequently scaling up this knowledge to the Lake Tana Basin in order to safe guard the water quality of the lake.
Mamaru M. Ayalew, BDU, IoT, SCWRE, Ethiopia, Mob: (+251) 0918802521, mamarumoges@gmail.com
  Enhancing Predictive Capability of a Parameter Efficient Distributed Hydrology and Sediment Model by Deriving Physical Parameters Using GIS and Remote Sensing
Fasikaw is a faculty member of School of Civil and Water Resources Engineering and his PhD proposal is focused on enhancing the predictive capability of both the parameter efficient hydrology and erosion models used on the Ethiopian highland. This is expected to be achieved by identifying the spatial distribution of contributing areas and measure their spatial extent in the watershed. Quantitative information of the model parameters will reduce the number of parameters to be calibrated, thereby reducing the uncertainty that could be induced through calibration.
Fasikaw A. Zemale, BDU, IoT, SCWRE, Ethiopia, Mob: (+251) 0918701064, fasikaw@gmail.com

Dynamic interactions of evapotranspiration and ground water  in the highland wetlands of Ethiopia: A case of Fogera flood plain, Tana-sub basin

 

Temesgen is a faculty member of School of Civil and Water Resources Engineering; he did his M.Sc. in ITC, The Netherlands. He is doing his PhD on  "Dynamic interactions of evapotranspiration and ground water in the highland wetlands of Ethiopia: A case of Fogera flood plain, Tana-sub basin."  He is interseted to see the seasonal groundwater varation in the flood plain and to qauntify the ground water evapotranspiration. He will also determine the response of ground water to the phyreatophytes evapotranspiration especially during the dry season. Temesgen hypothesizes that phyreatophytes are taking huge volume of ground water to the atmosphere.

Temesgen E. Nigussie, SCWRE, BIT, BDU, Ethiopia, Mob: (+251) 0910489482, temesgenku@gmail.com

 

 

 

Assessment of Water Pollutant by Identifying the Source Area and Flow Path in the Landscape of Tikurwuah Watershed, Upper Blue Nile Basin Ethiopia

 

Adugnaw Tadesse received his M.Sc. in Engineering Hydrology from the Bahir Dar University, School of Civil and Water Resources Engineering, and is currently PhD student. His PhD proposal entitled, “Integrated Watershed and Water pollutant load  in Agricultural watershed,” in tikurwuha water shed and has the goals of identifying a watershed's critical  source area and flow path of water pollutants  on the landscape in order to prioritize conservation practice implementation for better protection of water pollutants and lower costs to safe guard the lake, reservoir and human health in Lake Tana Basin.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Adugnaw Tadesse                                                                                                                        

 

 

 

 

Impacts of land use/cover change on river morphology in the Upper Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia

 

Mengiste Abate is a staff member of school of civil and water resources Engineering, Bahir Dar Institute of Technology, Bahir Dar University. Besides teaching graduate and under graduate courses, currently He is pursuing PhD in the upper Blue Nile Basin focusing on forms, shapes and profiles of tributary rivers of Lake Tana. The significance of the study lies in the understanding and modeling of responses of rivers and flood plain systems to changes in flow regime resulting from land use/land cover dynamics, or upstream flow regulation in the headwaters of the Blue Nile basin.

Mengiste Abate Meshesha, BDU, IoT, SCWRE, Ethiopia, Mob: (+251) 0911057510, mengisteaba@gmail.com

 

 

Optimizing Use of Groundwater for Irrigation in Dry Saeson, the Cause of Robit-Bata Watershed, Lake Tana Basin

Debebe was Former Deputy Manager of Amhara Design and Supervision Works Enterprise and irrigation engineer. Debebe got his M.Sc. from the Bahir Dar University, School of Civil and Water Resources Engineering, and currently doing his PhD on "optimizing uses of ground water for irrigation, especially in dry seasons" in Robit-Bata watershed. The research aims to identify the interaction of shallow ground water yield to rainfall, river flow, infiltration capacity and hardpan effects of the watershed  by tracing the groundwater levels. At the end his research, he envisioned to show an appropriate way of recharging the ground water.

Debebe Lijalem Yilak, BDU, IoT, SCWRE, Ethiopia, Mob: (+251) 0920519204, dlijalem@yahoo.com

 

Assessment of the effect of hydrological and geotechnical processes on the evolution and control of gully erosion in the Birr    watershed, Northern Highlands of Ethiopia

 

Meseret Belachew, a graduate of Cornell-BDU masters program funded by HED, currently doing his PhD proposal entitled, " Assessment of the effect of hydrological and geothechnical process on the evolution and control of gully erosion in the Birr watershed, Northern highlands of Ethiopia." The main objective of the study is to improve the understanding of driving agents for gully formation and recommend effective and affordable in situ control measures.

Meseret Belachew Addisie, BDU, IoT, SCWRE, Ethiopia, Mob:(+251)  0921279335, meseret.belachew21@gmail.com

 

          

Effects of hardpan breaking on hydrological  process on Bir watershed, Upper Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia

 

Azalu Alebachew is received her M.Sc. degree from Mekelle University, Department of Land Resource Management and Environmental Protection; Tropical Land Resource Management program. Her PhD proposal is on “Effects of hardpan  breaking on hydrological  process on Bir watershed, Upper Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia”. The objectives of her research are to determine the effects of hardpan breaking on the hydrological process in Bir watershed, Upper Blue Nile Basin, in order to improve the soil moisture and recharge to the shallow and deep ground water flow.

Azalu Aleebachew Gessess, BDU, IoT, SCWRE, Ethiopia, Mob: (+251) 0913384563, azalualebachew@yahoo.com 

Evaluating the impact of natural resources interventions on hydrologic, economic and gender and youths issues in Shimbude and Chentale Watershed, Upper Blue Nile Basin

Dessalew Worku has received MPS degree in integrated watershed management and water supply from Cornell-Bahir Dar University. Currently, he joined PhD program in Integrated Water Management at Bahir Dar University. He is researching on Evaluating the impact of natural resources interventions on hydrologic, economic and gender and youths issues in Shimbude Watershed, Upper Blue Nile Basin. The output of this research will help to understand the effect of past investments on land resource management and may lead to an essential shift in the design of sustainable land resource management practices that will ultimately result in improved ecosystem services, enhance women and youth benefits and a reduction of sediment loads in reservoirs.

Dessalew Worku Aynalem, BDU, IoT, SCWRE, Ethiopia, Mob: (+251) 0918760861, workudessu@gmail.com

Impacts of Natural Resource Management (NRM) Interventions on Ecosystem Services in Upper Blue Nile Basin, the Case of Ferenj-Wuha and Gomit Watersheds

Anwar A. Adem have received his MSc with Engineering Hydrology from Bahir Dar University and he was a hydrologist from Amhara Design and Supervision Works Enterprise (ADSWE). He joined the Integrated Water Management PhD program and doing his research mainly on the title of "Impacts of Natural Resource Management (NRM) Interventions on Ecosystem Services in Upper Blue Nile Basin, the Case of Ferenj-Wuha and Gomit Watersheds". The objective of the research is targeted on impacts of the implemented NRM interventions on ecosystem services (hydrology, soil formation and soil nutrient) by collecting and analyzing physical data like stream flow, sediment concentration, dissolved and sediment associated nutrient. In addition, he is doing  hydrological modeling and also GIS and remote sensing.
Anwar Assefa Adem, FCWRE, BIT, BDU, Mob: (+251) 0913640284, unnxuss@gmail.com
   
 
 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
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