WLRC has 15 observatory watersheds, 6 Learning Watersheds and 24 climate stations in different parts of the country. These setups are useful in undertaking of WLRC’s core functions. The Centre runs six of the observatories and six learning watersheds in collaboration with regional and local institutions; 6 observatories (three of them are meso-scale) and 24 climate stations by its own and three with the private sector. These set-ups are used as knowledge generation and live-learning platforms on water and land resources. WLRC has also huge spatial (EthioGIS) and non-spatial databases of the country and has developed a web-based information-sharing platform called Water and Land Resource Information System (WALRIS), which it uses to document and share knowledge with all stakeholders. Besides, it developed various products and decision support computerized systems, such as the Guideline for Sustainability and other products to support stakeholders at all levels to address land and water management problems sustainably.
Furthermore, WLRC is strong in building capacity of stakeholders on Integrated Landscape Management (ILM), Integrated Watershed Management (IWM), Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM), and on the broader Geo-spatial analysis and information management through on-the-job training arrangements.