Irrigation, Hydraulics and Drainage directorate

Description of the directorate

The Irrigation, Hydraulics and Drainage directorate is conduct both basic and applied research in irrigation, hydraulics and drainage issues, provide community service and also offer consultancy and advisory services to the government on the matters relating to directorate research mandate area.

Research Units  

  •    Irrigation Case Team
  •    Hydraulics Case Team
  •    Drainage Case Team

Contact Person: Molatu Liyew (MSc)

Head, Irrigation, Hydraulics and Drainage directorate

Specialization: Water Resources Engineering

Other Staffs of the Directorate

1. Name: Mesenbet Yibeltal Sebhat

 

Position: Researcher, Irrigation, Hydraulics and Drainage Directorate

Researcher and Lecturer

Specializations: Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering

Host department: Water Resources and Irrigation Management

Contact information (phone and email)

+251 933563758 and mesyibseb@yahoo.com

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2. Name: Sisay Asres Belay

 

Position: Hydraulics research case team coordinator

Researcher and Lecturer

Specializations: Engineering Hydrology

Host department: Water Resources and Irrigation Management

Contact information (phone and email)

+251  932271282 and sisayasress@gmail.com 

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3. Name: Demesew Alemaw Mhiret 

 

 

Position: Irrigation research case team coordinator

Title: MSc in Water Resources Engineering (Engineering Hydrology), Hydrologist, Researcher and Lecturer

Specializations: Engineering Hydrology

Host department: Water Resources and Irrigation Engineering

Contact information (phone and email)

P.O.Box 26, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

+251 918300305 and demisalmaw@gmail.com 

CV (to be uploaded as attachment)   

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Ongoing researches

Project Title 1: IMPROVING AGRICULTURAL WATER MANAGEMENT AND WATER PRODUCTIVITY OF IRRIGATED FIELDS IN LAKE TANA SUB-BASIN, ETHIOPIA

Component 1: Evaluation of Irrigation scheme Performance in Tana Sub-Basin

Responsible Persons    Sisay Asers, Mesenbet Yibeltal and Demesew Alemaw

Component 2: Water management study in selected irrigation scheme in Tana Sub-Basin

Responsible Persons    Sisay Asers, Mesenbet Yibeltal and Demesew Alemaw

Component 3: Crop-land Suitability Analysis for Major crops in Selected irrigation scheme in Tana Sub-Basin: A Multi Criteria Decision Making Approach using Remote Sensing and GIS

Responsible Persons    Sisay Asers, Mesenbet Yibeltal and Demesew Alemaw

Project Title 2: DAM SAFETY MONITORING AND PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT RESEARCH (DSM) PROJECT

Responsible Persons    Sisay Asers, Mesenbet Yibeltal and Demesew Alemaw

Proposals

1. Estimating the effects of climate variability on groundwater recharge and baseflow in Gumara watershed, Upper Blue Nile river basin

 Responsible Persons   Mesenbet Yibeltal and Hanibal Lemma

2. Developing Lake Tana reservoir operation rule curve under different scenario, Blue Nile basin, and northern Ethiopia.

 Responsible Persons    Sisay Asers, Mesenbet Yibeltal and Moges Asefaw

  Researches under review 

1. Optimal Reservoir Sizing for Small Scale Water Harvesting for Smaller watershed, North West Amhara, Ethiopia

Responsible Persons   Amare Tsige (PhD Candidate, Bahir Dar University) and Mesenbet Yib.

2. Status, challenges and opportunities of shallow groundwater irrigation, the cause of robit-bata watershed, lake tana basin

Responsible Persons   Debebe Lijalem (PhD Candidate, Bahir Dar University) and Mesenbet Yib.

  Completed researches

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