Eskinder Belachew

PhD fellow

Biography

 I graduated my B.Sc. in ''Agricultural Engineering'' from Haramaya University (Ethiopia) and continued my postgraduate study in "Tropical Land Resources Management"  completing in 2008. I have worked in different educational institutions at different capacity for the last ten years and currently serving Wollo University,in Ethiopia. I continued to fulfill my quest for advanced study and now I am a Ph.D. student at UNESCO-IHE, The Netherlands.

Topic

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Publications

  • ZINABU, E. (2011), Assessment of the impact of industrial effluents on the quality of irrigation water and changes in soil characteristics: The case of Kombolcha town. Irrigation and Drainage, 60: (5): 644–653. doi: 10.1002/ird.609.

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Summary of Research

Most of Sub-Saharan countries are facing water pollution from multiple industrial expansions. Upstream unsustainable land use practices aggravate the pollutions and the rugged topography also accelerates runoff flows and erosions processes in the particularly the tropical countries. Because of these problems, downstream water bodies are now alarmingly vulnerable and the city of Kombolcha (in Ethiopia) is typical in confronting these problems. With many old and new factories arround and the expansion of urban agricultures downstream,  It is now imperative to examine pollution status and impacts on downstream environments. My Ph.D. study is focused on exploring the spatio-temporal effects of selected pollutants and their impacts on downstream water ecology and supplies. This will help to develop industrial emission controlling measures and mitigation of encountered problems. .

Funding sources: Netherland Fellowship Programme (NFP)

Employer: Wollo University, Ethiopia

Links:

http://www.wu.edu.et/

http://www.wqa.org/