• Observatory
    Observatory WLRC carry out Long-term data monitoring on hydro-sedimentology, climatology and land use/land productivity on observatories. The long-term observations in these observatories were found necessary under the current Global Change scenarios.
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  • WALRIS
    WALRIS Designing and availing a full-fledged and open accessed resource information management system that enables storing, analyzing and disseminating information is one of the project components in the centre.
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  • ETHIO-GIS
    ETHIO-GIS WLRC compiles geospatial data which integrate terrain, soil, land cover and use, climate, drainage, infrastructure, population and many more for decision making and planning of national resource management strategies.
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  • Learning Watershed
    Learning Watershed WLRC supported watershed development interventions to improve water and land management and people’s livelihoods in the watersheds.
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WLRC Background

Serious land degradation and associated poverty have been major development challenges facing Ethiopia and the Eastern Nile sub-region at large. Although past attempts that were made to tackle land degradation have brought about considerable success, there is still a long way to go to address this important challenge ---

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Things To See

  • Key Competences of the Centre
  • Conceptual Framework of WLRC
  • Institutional Arrangement and Governance

Director General Message




Warm welcome to the Water and Land Resource Centre (WLRC) of Addis Ababa University (AAU), a centre that strives to provide the best research and resources in water and land management. It is a great information and knowledge hub that works towards providing powerful products for policy and practice in water and land resources management of Ethiopia and beyond.

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my warm invitation to explore the website, look at the various interesting projects and the resources provided.

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  • Observatories
  • Learning Watersheds
  • Information Management
  • Capacity Development
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Observatory

Since 1981, data and knowledge on hydro-sedimentology, climatology and land use/land productivity have been accumulated from observatories. WLRC recently added one Meso-scale observatory (Gerda Watershed) and High-Altitude Observatory at Simen Mountain.

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Learning Watershed 

One of the objectives of the WLRC is to establish model ‘Learning Watersheds’ in the Abay Basin (Blue Nile) and undertake research-supported participatory integrated watershed development activities.

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Information Managemnt 

Designing and availing a full-fledged and open accessed resource information management system that enables storing, analyzing and disseminating water and land related information is one of the project components in the centre.

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Capacity Development

The centre has offered capacity development programs for different stakeholders. Among them are academia (AAU, BDU, Wollo University, etc), MSC/PhD students and federal and regional institutes (MoA, MoWE, EMA, CSA, ARARI, ORARI, EIAR, etc), development agents, and farmers are centre of attention of the capacity development program.

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Up Coming Event

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Photo Gallery

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Video Gallery

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Partner Organizations

Please find WLRC partner organizations in the link below.

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