Anwar Assefa Adem (PhD)

CURRICULUM VITAE
 
Name                   Anwar Assefa Adem
Address               Postal code: 5501
Bahir Dar
Ethiopia
Telephone           +251913640284
E-mail                 anwarasefa@gmail.com
Date of birth        23 October 1987
Nationality          Ethiopian Sex                      Male Marital status      Married
Education/Qualifications
2015-2020           Ph.D., Integrated Water Management, Faculty of Civil and Water Resources
Engineering, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia.
2011-2013           M.Sc., Water Resources Engineering (Engineering Hydrology), Faculty of Civil and Water Resources Engineering, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia
2005-2008           B.Sc., Meteorology Science, Water Technology Institute, Arba Minch University, Ethiopia.
Employment to Date/Work Experience
04/2017-Present         Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Resource Management, Bahir Dar
University, Ethiopia
Responsibilities: Teach courses for undergraduate and graduate students like water resource planning and management, hydrology, soil and irrigation water management, and GIS and remote sensing; advise students on research areas like GIS and remote sensing, hydrology, water quality, soil and water conservation impacts and climate change; plan and implement community service works; lead group of  lecturers of  water  resource related courses; participate in  research groups.
05/2015-04/2017      Assistant Researcher in Water, Land and Ecosystem Services (WLE) collaborative research project of IWMI, ARARI and Bahir Dar University, Faculty of Civil and Water Resources Engineering, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia.
Responsibilities: Install meteorological and hydrological gauging instruments and  stations;  collect  hydrologic,  soil  and  nutrient  loss  data  from  different gauging stations; analyse soil nutrient loss data in the laboratory; conduct household survey, focus group discussions and transect walks in the watersheds; advise  graduate  students  throughout their  course  of  study;  prepare  progress reports, articles manuscripts and present research results in conferences.
08/2013-05/2015        Water Resources Engineer, Amhara Design and Supervision Works Enterprise
(ADSWE), Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.
Responsibilities: Assess of surface and ground water potential, domestic and industrial water supply and demand, water resource development, hydrological water balance, water quality and sanitation, flood and its occurrence and siltation/sedimentation for land use planning (Tana and Tekeze basin); lead a small group; preparing daily, weekly and monthly plans, follow and manage for the implementation.
02/2009-08/2013        Meteorologist, Bahir Dar Meteorology Directorate, National Meteorological
Agency (NMA), Ethiopia.
Responsibilities: Install meteorological stations; monitor the quality of meteorological data; prepare forecasts and climatic assessments; and consult researchers working on weather and climate and its changes; led a small group, manage all financial transactions; preparing daily, weekly and monthly plans, follow and manage for the implementation.
Other Experience/Activities
12/2018-Present         Work package leader and researcher in a collaborative project of CARE Ethiopia and Bahir Dar University entitled “Water for Food Security,
 Women’s Empowerment and Environmental Protection (SWEEP)”, Faculty of Civil and Water Resources Engineering, Bahir Dar Institute of Technology, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia.
Responsibilities: Document SWC practices for future learning and scale up by developing implementation guidelines. Document watershed recovery rates (Above ground biomass and soil fertility change due to SWC works).
02/2019-05/2019        Intern, Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), Eastern Nile Technical Regional Office
(ENTRO), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Responsibilities: Review literature on fundamental concepts of drought, classification of droughts, drought indices, and the role of remote sensing and geographic information systems for drought evaluation in EN basin.
Evaluating the existing climate indices used for drought prediction in EN (e.g IGAD, NOAA CPC, USGS FEWSNET, UCSB CHG, Princeton Africa Flood and Drought Monitor, etc.).
Propose method for drought prediction (i.e. using remote sensing and GIS techniques, for optimal drought management of an integrated water resources system).
Map the prevalence of droughts in EN.
Develop Decision Support System for Drought Risk Management in EN. Develop drought early warning dashboard for EN.
10/2017                      Trainer, Lalibela Study, Design and Supervision Works PLC, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.
Responsibilities: Basic GIS and remote sensing, multi criteria analysis using ArcGIS, hydrological modelling using HEC-HMS and ArcSWAT, and reservoir analysis using ArcGIS.
10/2015-09/2017        Senior Water Resources Engineer (Freelancer), Amhara Design and
Supervision Works Enterprise (ADSWE), Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.
Responsibilities: Assess of surface and ground water potential, assess domestic and industrial water supply and demand, assess water resource development, assess hydrological water balance, study water quality and sanitation, deal flood and  its  occurrence  and  siltation/sedimentation  for  land  use  planning,  and research impact of soil and water conservation works on the hydrology and water replenishment.
08/2017-09/2017        Trainer, Amhara Design and Supervision Works Enterprise (ADSWE), Bahir
Dar, Ethiopia.
Responsibilities: GIS based land use planning, hydrological modelling using
ArcSWAT and hydrology and water resource inventory for land use planning”.
07/2017-08/2017        Trainer, Water, Irrigation and Energy Development Bureau, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.
Responsibilities: Study area characterization, watershed delineation using ArcSWAT
11/2016                      Trainer, Amhara Design and Supervision Works Enterprise (ADSWE), Bahir
Dar, Ethiopia.
Responsibilities: Basic GIS and remote sensing (feature and raster data analysis, DEM hydro-processing (ArcHydro), and image data analysis)
04/2015                      Trainer, Amhara Design and Supervision Works Enterprise (ADSWE), Bahir
Dar, Ethiopia.
Responsibilities:   Hydrological   modelling   [SWAT   curve   number   method (SWAT-CN), SWAT variable source area method (SWAT-VSA), model parameterization using SWAT-CUP, and impact of land use and land cover and climate change on hydrology
08/2014-12/2014        Hydrology Engineer, Temesgen Getie Water Works Consultancy PLC, Bahir
Dar, Ethiopia.
Responsibilities: Work on hydrology and meteorology field investigation and produced a report as required from the client and consultancy
05/2013-12/2013        Hydrologist (Internship), Tana Sub-Basin Organization (TaSBO), Bahir Dar,  Ethiopia.
Responsibilities: Hydrological  modelling,  water  resources  assessment,  water resource allocation for basin planning, impact assessments like climate change and land use/ land cover change on stream flow, sediment yield and agricultural production.
Languages            Amharic: native speaker; English: Good speaker; Arabic: fair
Skills                   Computer  literate  (windows  applications),  GIS  and  remote  sensing  software (ArgGIS,  QGIS,  ILWIS,  Surfur,  GEONETCast  toolbox),  agricultural  software (LEAP, AgroMetShell, CROPWAT, Aqua crop), programming languages (Python, R, Mathlab, IDL), hydro-meteorological and water quality instrumentations (current meter, maji meter, photometer, automatic weather station, soil moisture probe, water quality   meters),   socio-economic   software   (SPSS,   XLSTAT),   climate   and hydrological  software  (SWAT,  APEX,  HEC-HMS,  HBV,  SDSM)  and  driving licence.
 
Training certificates (see the annex below):
1.    Advanced GIS based land use planning, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
2.    Application of livelihood early assessment protection (LEAP), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
3.    Water  and  Food  Security-Ethiopia  Toolbox,  WFP,  Addis  Ababa, Ethiopia
4.    Integrated Decision Support System (IDSS): Feed the Future, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
5.Advanced  training  on  Integrated  Decision  Support  System  (IDSS): Specializing Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model, Feed the Future, Texas, USA
6.    Cartography,   Earth   Imagery   at   Work,   Spatial   Analysis. ESRI, California, USA
7.    Drought Monitoring and Forecasting, UNESA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Research interests            GIS and remote sensing applications, hydrological modelling, water resource assessment and management, climate change, drought monitoring, drought forecasting and drought risk assessment, ecosystem services, and others
 
Publications
Journal publications
 
1.    ADEM, A. A., ADDIS, G., AYNALEM, D. W., TILAHUN, S. A., MEKURIA, W., AZEZE, M.
& STEENHUIS, T. S. 2020. Hydrogeology of Volcanic Highlands Affect Prioritization of Land
Management Practices. Water, Accepted for publication.
2.    ADEM, A. A., MEKURIA, W., BELAY, Y., TILAHUN, S. A. & STEENHUIS, T. S. 2020.
Exclosures improve degraded landscapes in the sub-humid Ethiopian Highlands: the Ferenj
Wuha watershed. Journal of Environmental Management, 270, 110802.
3.BOGALE, A., AYNALEM, D., ADEM, A., MEKURIA, W. & TILAHUN, S. 2020. Spatial and temporal variability of soil loss in gully erosion in upper Blue Nile basin, Ethiopia. Applied Water Science, 10, 106.
4.    ADEM, A. A., DILE, Y. T., WORQLUL, A. W., AYANA, E. K., TILAHUN, S. A. & STEENHUIS, T. S.
2020. Assessing Digital Soil Inventories for Predicting Streamflow in the Headwaters of the Blue Nile. Hydrology, 7, 1-19, https://www.mdpi.com/2306-5338/7/1/8/pdf
5.    ZERIHUN, M., MOHAMMEDYASIN, M. S., SEWNET, D., ADEM, A. A. & LAKEW, M. 2018.
Assessment of soil erosion using RUSLE, GIS and remote sensing in NW Ethiopia. Geoderma Regional, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352009417302006
6.    WORQLUL, A. W., TADDELE, Y. D., AYANA, E. K., JEONG, J., ADEM, A. A. & GERIK, T. 2018.
Impact of Climate Change on Streamflow Hydrology in Headwater Catchments of the Upper Blue Nile
Basin, Ethiopia. Water, 10, 120, https://res.mdpi.com/water/water-10-00120/article_deploy/water-10-00120-...
7.ADEM, A. A., AYNALEM, D. W., TILAHUN, S. A. & STEENHUIS, T. S., 2017. Predicting Reference Evaporation for the Ethiopian Highlands. Journal of Water Resource and Protection, 9, 1244-1269, https://file.scirp.org/pdf/JWARP_2017103016540537.pdf
8.    ASSEFA, T. T., JHA, M. K., TILAHUN, S. A., YETBAREK, E., ADEM, A. A. & WALE, A. 2015.
 Identification of Erosion Hotspot Area using GIS and MCE Technique for Koga Watershed in the Upper Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia. American Journal of Environmental Sciences, 11, 245, https://thescipub.com/pdf/10.3844/ajessp.2015.245.255
9.    WORQLUL, A., MAATHUIS, B., ADEM, A. A.., DEMISSIE, S., LANGAN, S. & STEENHUIS, T.
2014. Comparison of TRMM, MPEG and CFSR rainfall estimation with the ground observed data for the Lake Tana Basin, Ethiopia. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 18, 4871-4881, https://www.hydrol- earth-syst-sci.net/18/4871/2014/
 
Book chapters
1.   BOGALE, A. G., AYNALEM, D. W., ADEM, A. A., MEKURIA, W. & TILAHUN, S. A. 2018. Evaluating the Role of Runoff and Soil Erosion on Nutrient Loss in the Chenetale Watershed, Upper Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia.   International Conference on Advances of Science and Technology, Springer, 274-287, https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-15357-1_23
2.    ATANAW, S. B., AYNALEM, D. W., ADEM, A. A., MEKURIA, W. & TILAHUN, S. A. 2018. Effects of Soil and Water Conservation Practices on Runoff, Soil and Nutrient Losses in Alekt Wenz Watershed, Ethiopian Highland.   International Conference on Advances of Science and Technology, Springer, 170-182, https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-15357-1_14
3.    ADEM, A. A., TILAHUN, S. A., AYANA, E. K., WORQLUL, A. W., ASSEFA, T. T., DESSU, S. B. & MELESSE, A. M. 2016. Climate Change Impact on Sediment Yield in the Upper Gilgel Abay Catchment, Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia. In: MELESSE, A. M. & ABTEW, W. (eds.) Landscape Dynamics, Soils and Hydrological Processes in Varied Climates. Springer, https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-18787-7_28
4.    ADEM, A. A., TILAHUN, S. A., AYANA, E. K., WORQLUL, A. W., ASSEFA, T. T., DESSU, S. B. & MELESSE, A. M. 2016. Climate Change Impact on Stream Flow in the Upper Gilgel Abay Catchment, Blue Nile basin, Ethiopia. In: MELESSE, A. M. & ABTEW, W. (eds.) Landscape Dynamics, Soils and Hydrological Processes in Varied Climates. Springer, https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-18787-7_29
5.    ADEM, A. A., MELESSE, A. M., TILAHUN, S. A., SETEGN, S. G., AYANA, E. K., WALE, A. & ASSEFA, T. T. 2014. Climate Change Projections in the Upper Gilgel Abay River Catchment, Blue Nile Basin Ethiopia. In: MELESSE, A. M., ABTEW, W. & SETEGN, S. G. (eds.) Nile River Basin. Springer, https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-02720-3_19
 
Conference proceedings
1.ADEM, ANWAR A., DESSALEW W. AYNALEM, SEIFU A. TILAHUN, WOLDE MEKURIA, MULUGETA AZEZE, TAMMO S. STEENHUIS, 2017. Runoff response and the associated soil and nutrient loss in two north western Ethiopian highland watersheds, International Conference on the Advancements of Science and Technology (ICAST-CWRE-2017), Faculty of Civil and Water Resources Engineering, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.
2.ADEMA, NWAR A., DESSALEW W. AYNALEM, SEIFU A. TILAHUN, WOLDE MEKURIA, MULUGETA AZEZE, TAMMO S. STEENHUIS, 2016. Effectiveness of land and water management interventions in reducing runoff and soil erosion in the north western highlands of Ethiopian, 2016 African ESP Conference, Nirobi, Kenya, http://publications.iwmi.org/pdf/H047882.pdf
3.    ADEM, ANWAR A., DESSALEW W. AYNALEM, SEIFU A. TILAHUN AND TAMMO S.
STEENHUIS, 2016. Predicting Reference Evapotranspiration in Humid and Sub-Humid Areas of Ethiopia, International Conference on the Advancements of Science and Technology (ICAST-CWRE-2016), Faculty of Civil and Water Resources Engineering, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.
4.ADEM, ANWAR A., AND LEYKUN G. AYELE, 2015. Impacts of Land Cover Change on Sediment Load of Lake Tana; a Case of Gilgel Abay Watershed, Blue Nile, Ethiopia, Tropical lakes in a changing environment: Water, land, biology, climate and humans, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
5.ADEM, A. A. 2014. Impact of Climate Change on Stream Flow and Sediment Yield in the Upper Gilgel Abay River Catchment. National Workshop on Erosion and Sedimentation. Blue Nile Water Institute (BNWI), Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.
6.ADEM, A. A. 2010. Mean Water Resources Potential Over Awash Catchments Based on Thornthwaite’s aridity indices. International Workshop on Climate and Environmental Change: Challenges for Developing Countries. CTWF, Beijing, China, http://www.iap.ac.cn/xwzx/xshd/201011/P020101116496708763943.pdf
 
Research and Project Reports
1.    ADEM, A. A. 2016. Tekeze Basin Integrated Land Use Planning and Environmental Study Project: Technical Report III: Hydrology and Water Resource Assessment. ADSWE, LUPESP/TekSB, 3, 1-240.
2.    ADEM, A. A., 2016. Impact of soil and water conservation on water resources change in Amhara Regional
State. Bahirdar, Ethiopia, ADSWE-ENRCiAR Thematic Report No-4: 1-59.
3.ADEM, A. A. 2015. Tana Sub Basin Integrated Land Use Planning and Environmental Study Project: Technical Report III: Hydrology and Water Resource Assessment. ADSWE, LUPESP/TaSB, 3, 1-252.
4.    ADEM, A. A. & WORQLUL, A. W. 2013. Water Resource Assessment and Water Balance of Lake Tana
 Basin Ethiopia. Tana Sub-Basin Office (TaSBO), Bahir Dar.
5.ADEM, ANWAR A., 2013: Impact of Climate Change on Stream Flow and Sediment Yield in the Upper Gilgel Abay River Catchment, A Thesis in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Water Resources Engineering Specialization in Engineering Hydrology, Bahir Dar University.
 
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