Ethiopia Chapter

About Us

Ethiopia mapAs water and environmental management will continue to be the key development challenge, Ethiopia requires strong professional association for water education, innovative research, knowledge and information management and use, national, regional and global engagements. However, till now there is no professional association that continuously engages researchers and policy makers to link research and innovations to policy making.

The IAHR Ethiopia Chapter is a network of professionals, researchers, and experts in the field of hydro-environment engineering. We aim to facilitate knowledge sharing, promote best practices, and support the development of solutions for water management issues in Ethiopia. Therefore, the establishment of IAHR National Chapter in Ethiopia will stimulates and promotes both research and applications, and by so doing strives to contribute to sustainable development, the optimization of the nation’s water and wastewater management and industrial flow processes.


To be the leading association in capacity building in Ethiopia in hydro-environmental engineering to achieving national water and environment policy targets and to address water security and climate change challenges.


Ethiopia FlagIn line with mission IAHR, the Ethiopia Chapter fosters a national, regional and global network of researchers and practitioners of hydro-science and engineering by:

  • Innovation in hydro-science and transferring emerging knowledge into practice in Ethiopia and in Africa.

  • Informing national and regional policy and management through hydro-science.

  • Sharing knowledge through education and professional development.

  • Providing a sustainable platform for superior national and regional member services.


The overall goal of IAHR-Ethiopia Chapter is to foster and enhances collaborations among national and regional communities of engineers and scientists to accelerate knowledge discovery, technology transfer, data generation, tools and share experiences on best practices.

The objectives are to:

  • Contribute to the existing journals IAHR and initiate new journal.

  • Enhance collaboration between research, practice and policy making at national and regional levels.

  • Organize conferences, workshops, symposia for the national and regional engagement.

  • Accelerate knowledge discovery, innovation and application.

  • Aattract young professionals and serve as an indispensable career-long anchor for water professionals.

  • Build capacity through skills development short courses, exchange programs, and internships.

  • Promote entrepreneurship in the water and environment sector.

  • Mobilize fund from regional and global agencies.

  • Provide exemplary service and value to the IAHR membership.

Join Us

Ethiopian LandscapeBecome a member of the IAHR Ethiopia Chapter and be part of a dynamic community dedicated to shaping the future of water resources in Ethiopia. Together, we can make a difference in promoting sustainable development and enhancing the resilience of our hydro-environment. Stay connected with us for updates on events, publications, and opportunities to collaborate on impactful programs and projects.

The IAHR Ethiopia Chapter is currently hosted by the Africa Center of Excellence for Water Management (ACEWM). ACEWM is a regional Center for Eastern and Southern Africa for postgraduate education, research and public engagement in water management. ACEWM is working to strengthen highly skilled human capacity to handle complex water management problems in a holistic, integrative and transformative approach through teaching at Master’s and PhD levels, innovative and applied research, internships, on job technical training and community outreach programs using broad-based partnership approach.

You can visit ACEWM by clicking here.

Leadership Team
Feleke Zewge Beshah

Addis Ababa University


Vice Chair
Tena Alamirew

Ethiopian Institute of Water Resources/Land and Water Resources research Centre, AAU


Assefa Melesse

Florida International University

United States of America

External Affairs
Esayas Alemayehu

Jimma University


Tassew Mekuria

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES)

United States of America

Dessie Nedaw Habtemariam

Addis Ababa University


Beteley Tekola Meshesha

Addis Ababa University


Adey Feleke Desta

Addis Ababa University


Birtukan Abebe Hirpa

Addis Ababa University


Aster Tesfaye Hordofa

Arba Minch University, Water Technology Institute, Ethiopia


Addisalem Bitew Mitiku

Ethiopian Construction Design and Supervision Works Corporation


Mebruk Mohammed

Addis Ababa Institute of Technology, AAU


Young Professional Representative
Getachew Tegegne

Addis Ababa Science and Technology University


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