Bahir Dar Institute of Technology held Workshop on Improving Hydro-Meteorology Monitoring and Prediction Service at Upper Blue Nile Basin

Faculty of Civil and water Resource Engineering in Bahir Dar Institute of Technology held workshop entitled “Improving Hydro-Metrology Monitoring and Prediction Service at Upper Blue Nile Basin”. The workshop was held at the conference hall of the institute for two successive days (23-24, Dec, 2019). The workshop was started by the opening speech of the institute Director Associate professor Dr Seifu Admassu. Two key note speakers Dr. Teferi Dejen from Norwegian University of Science and Technology presented his speech on “Understanding Climate Model Biases in the Tropics and the Predictability of Seasonal Rainfall”. There were also other distinguished guests from Ministry of water, electric and irrigation and Prof. Mark. R. Jury from University of Puerto Rico, USA. The main focus of the workshop was on the following points.

  • View of research activities and validation studies over upper blue bile basin
  • Improving Water Resource Management with earth Observation
  • Current and future extreme precipitation events over complex topography of East Africa
  • Description of the hydro-meteorology and local monitoring systems 
  • Understanding global data assimilation, differences between atmosphere, ocean and land systems, diurnal cycles
  • The hydrology monitoring system and feasibility of improvements
  • National Hydrological Information system

Partners from Bahir Dar University Agriculture College, Abay Basin Authority, National Meteorology Agency, ANRS Water Bureau, Amhara Water works Enterprise were invited and attended the workshop.

Generally the workshop was very successful and interactive on information and experience sharing. After the workshop, hand on training has continued for three days from Dec 25-27/2019 at college of Agriculture.

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