PHD Students

PhD. in Integrated Water Management

 

Graduated / Completed

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

Dessalegn C. Dagnaw (PhD Student)

Skype: dessalegn.chanie

 

  Title: Physical and Economic Evaluation of Participatory Gully  Rihabilitation and Soil Erosion Control in the (Sub) Humid Ethiopian Highlands: Birr River Headwaters, Ethiopia

Dr. Getaneh K. Ayele (Assistant Professor)
Email: getanehk89@gmail.com

  • Start date of phd study: 2013
  • End date of phd study: 2016

Publications on Journals

 (hhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ldr.2425/abstract)

  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
  Title: Modeling and Investigating Sources of Runoff, Sediment and Dissolved Phosphorus for Effective Watershed Management in the Upper Blue Nile Basin

Dr. Mamaru M. Ayalew (Assistant Professor)

Email: mamarumoges@gmail.com

  • Start of PhD study - Oct 2013
  • End of the study - June 2016

Publications of Journal Article are:

·         Moges, M. A., Schmitter, P., Tilahun, S. A., & Steenhuis, T. S. (2017). Watershed modeling for reducing future non-point source sediment and phosphorus load in the Lake Tana Basin, Ethiopia. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 1-14

 

·         Alemu, M. L., Geset, M., Mosa, H. M., Zemale, F. A., Moges, M. A., Giri, S. K., ... & Steenhuis, T. S. (2017). Spatial and temporal trends of recent dissolved phosphorus concentrations in Lake Tana and its four main tributaries. Land Degradation & Development.

 

·         Moges, M.A., Schmitter, P., Tilahun, S.A., Langan, S., Dagnew, D.C., Akale, A.T. and Steenhuis, T.S., 2016. Suitability of Watershed Models to Predict Distributed Hydrologic Response in the Awramba Watershed in Lake Tana basin. Land Degradation & Development.

 

·         Moges, M.A., Tilahun, S.A., Ayana, E.K., Moges, M.M., Gabye, N., Giri, S. and Steenhuis, T.S., 2016. NonPoint Source Pollution of Dissolved Phosphorus in the Ethiopian Highlands: The Awramba Watershed Near Lake Tana. CLEAN–Soil, Air, Water.

 

·         Moges, M.A., Zemale, F.A., Alemu, M.L., Ayele, G.K., Dagnew, D.C., Tilahun, S.A. and Steenhuis, T.S., 2016. Sediment concentration rating curves for a monsoonal climate: upper Blue Nile. Soil, 2(3), p.337.

 

·         Dessalegn C. D., Christian D. G., Assefa D. Z, Adugnaw T. A., Mamaru A. M., Tigist Y. T, Wolde M., Essayas K. A., Seifu A. T. and Tammo S. S. 2016. Sediment Loss Patterns in the Sub-Humid Ethiopian Highlands. DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2643.

 

·         Enku, T., Tadesse, A.A., Yilak, D., Gessesse, A., Addisie, M., Abate, M., Zimale, F., Moges, M., Tilahun, S. and Steenhuis, T., 2014. Biohydrology of low flows in the humid Ethiopian highlands: The Gilgel Abay catchment. Biologia, 69(11), pp.1502-1509.

 

·         Mihiret, Demesew Alemaw, Essayas K. Ayana, Elias S. Legesse, Michael M. Moges, Seifu A. Tilahun, and Mamaru A. Moges. "Estimating reservoir sedimentation using bathymetric differencing and hydrologic modeling in data scarce Koga watershed, Upper Blue Nile." Journal of Agriculture and Environment for International Development (JAEID) 110, no. 2 (2016): 413-427

  Title: Enhancing Predictive Capability of a Parameter Efficient Distributed Hydrology and Sediment Model by Deriving Physical Parameters Using GIS and Remote Sensing

Fasikaw A. Zemale (PhD Student)

Email: fasikaw@gmail.com

 

 

Title: Watershed Hydrological Dynamics in the Headwaters of The Abay (Blue Nile) River

 

    Dr. Temesgen E. Nigussie (Assistant Professor)

    Email: temesgenku@gmail.com

  • Start of PhD study - Sept 2012
  • End of the study - June 2016

 Publication on Journals

 

 

 

 

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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