Wondye Molla (PhD)
Abay-awash Basins Research Institute (AABRI)
The Abay-awash Basins Research Institute (AABRI) is established following duly constituted and convened of the institute by the senate of Wollo University (senate no. 05/2012) on April 09/2012 E.C at agenda 2.
1. The Need for the Institute
- Pressure on Water bodies
- Degradation of ecosystems
- Less efforts to restore degraded water bodies
- Demand for water is increasing
- Water conflict
- Develop Abay-Awash sub-basins in all aspects.
- Restore the forest landscapes of Abay -Awash sub-basins.
- Restore water bodies in the two basins.
- Establish central data base for water related research.
- Produce ecofriendly technology for restoration of the water bodies.
- Examine sanctioned and hegemonic knowledge production on Abay River water.
- Produce contemporary discourses on Abay-Awash River Basins.
- Improved livelihoods of the people in the Abay-Awash (Wollo area) Sub-Basins.
3. Thematic Areas of the Institute
4.Identified Stakeholders’ Area of Collaboration
5. The Way Forward
- Collaboration with stakeholders.
- Restoration, protection and utilization of our natural resource.
- Mainstreaming water issues and other environmental issues at school level.
- Research projects, activities of community services and consultancy services.
- Organize international and national conferences, symposiums, and seminars on presentations that have created good opportunities for the communication of research ideas and share experiences among scholars.
- Communication : In Amharic, English and Arabic languages.
- Arabic Language: for water resource engineering, hydrology and political science students.
- Water club : high schools – Macroinvertebrate kit.
- Resource mapping.
Theme: Strategic Partnership and Cooperation in Basins Development for The Sustainability of the GERD
Conducted by Abay- Awash Basins Research Institute in Collaboration with Ethiopian Basins Development Authority (April 17th 2021)
- To create awareness and strengthen the public diplomacy of the GERD.
- To create awareness on the importance of basins development to prevent sedimentation & to sustain water for the GERD
- To identify future research and development agenda in the Abay Awash sub-basins
- To produce a conducive environment for stakeholders working on Water-related issues
- To create strategic partnership and cooperation between AABRI and the stakeholders
- To compile recent information about Abay-Awash Basins
- Transboundary Resources and Ethiopian Water Diplomacy
- Watershed Management and Development
- Wetland Management and Development
- Hydrology and Sedimentation in the Blue Nile
- Ecohydrology as a Tool for Restoring Degraded Water Bodies
- Potentials and Challenges of Ground Water Resources
Welcoming Speech: Dr. Faris Hailu
- Vice President for Research and Community Service
Opening Speech: Dr. Mengesha Ayene
- Vice President for Academic Affairs
- Professor Yacob Arsano (AAU)
- Hydro politics and strategic partnership in North-Eastern Africa
- Ambassador Ibrahim Idris
- "Ethiopia's Rights of the Use of its Nile Water Resources: The Construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam /GERD/".
- Mr. Zerihun Abebe
- (FDRE Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
The GERD Negotiation: Why and To What End?
Organized : Wollo University in Collaboration With Tana and Other Water Bodies Development And Protection 7th 2021)
To communicating the research and development outcomes to Middle East
Resource Mapping Writeshop at Addis Ababa
Abay Awash basins research institute and CIAT-Bioversity
Place: Addis Ababa (Bellevue Hotel & Spa)
Date: June 14-19, 2021
- Geology and Soil Aspect Study
- Climate Aspect Study
- Water Resource Aspect Study
- Land Use/Land Cover and Biodiversity Aspect Study