Abay-awash Basins Research Institute (AABRI)

Dr. wondye molla

Wondye Molla (PhD)

1145, Dessie, Ethiopia

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.


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