• WLRC Dissemination Conference: Key Innovation for Sustainable Water and Land Resource Management (March 2019 Bahir Dar, Ethiopia)
  • 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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    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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WLRC Background

Water and Land Resource Centre (WLRC) is an autonomous Resource Centre dedicated to generating and sharing scientific knowledge to inform policy and practice in land and water resources management in Ethiopia.  ---

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REACH Country Manager, Ethiopia (Application should be submitted before August 20, 2019)

1. Recruitment: REACH Country Manager, Ethiopia 
2. Background

REACH Improving Water Security for the Poor is an international, collaborative project led by Oxford University (OU), financially supported by DFID, with Ethiopia, Kenya and Bangladesh as project implementing countries. In Ethiopia, the Water and Land Resource Centre (WLRC) of Addis Ababa University (AAU) is the national focal research institution, in collaboration with UNICEF, the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy (MoWIE), and Addis Ababa University. The research programme in Ethiopia is directed by the Project Steering Committee, which is chaired by MoWIE and includes representatives of UNICEF, WLRC of AAU, and Oxford University. The REACH Country Manager, Ethiopia, shall be based at, and accountable to, WLRC of AAU and shall be responsible for managing project activity. The role will involve some national and international travel.

3. Job Requirements

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  • Observatories
  • Learning Watersheds
  • Information Management
  • Capacity Development


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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