Workshop on Integrated Decision Support System (IDSS)

Training Workshop on Integrated Decision Support System (IDSS) is being held in Bahir Dar, at Homland Hotel. The workshop is organized jointly by School of Civil & Water Resources Engineering, Blue Nile Water Institute and Geosptaial Data and Technology center.  The workshop will be held on February 2-6, 2015.

This workshop is sponsored by USAID, Feed the Future (FtF), and Bahir Dar University (BDU) in collaboration with the ILSSI project lead by jointly with Texas A&M University, Borlaug Institute of Texas AgriLIFE research, International Water Management InstituteInternational Livestock Research Institute, and the International Food Policy Research Institute.

 IDSS is comprised of a group of previously validated spatially explicit models and databases that have been extensively applied in both U.S. and international setting. Thus, the objective of this workshop is to provide hands on training in use of the three models of the component of IDSS (SWAT, APEX and FARMSIM), and to get feedbacks from trainees to localize the models.  Further descriptions of the IDSS are found at http://IDSS.tamu.edu.

 There are eighty participants for the training. These trainees came from five national universities, Ministry of Environmental and Forest, Agricultural Research Institutes, ICARDS, Amhara Design Enterprise, Tana Sub-basin office and BDU. Majority of workshop participants are from different programs and research centers of BDU. 27 graduate students of BDU are also involved. The international trainers are travelled a long way from USA of Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University.

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