Training and Research in Integrated Watershed Resources
Additional partners: Amhara Micro-Enterprise Agriculture Research Extension and Watershed Management Project, Amhara Regional Agricultural Research Institute.
In the arid Horn of Africa, where the water supply is extremely unreliable, water is the keystone to survival. This partnership between Cornell University and Bahir Dar University in Ethiopia trained a cadre of young professionals in integrated watershed management.
The partners' activities focused on the Lake Tana Basin near Bahir Dar University. Partners provided interdisciplinary training to 100 students on better management of existing natural resources through enhancing their research skills and capacity for statistical analysis.
Among the significant results from this partnership was the piping of safe, drinkable water to a local health clinic and a school where previously no safe drinking water was available.
At a Glance
Cornell University; Bahir Dar University
Jan 2003–Apr 2006