Aquatic Ecology and Water Born Disease

The Lake Tana UNESCO Biosphere Reserve plays a central role in the food-energy-environment nexus in Ethiopia and is of immense value as cultural heritage site and hotspot of biodiversity. The aim of this project is to increase the research capacity of BDU in order to assess the ecological status and water quality of Lake Tana and its tributary rivers, monitor the occurrence of waterborne diseases, study the ecology of its wetlands and fish, and deliver the scientific data to underpin a sustainable management plan of the lake’s resources.