Dr. Geremew Sahilu G. 

Director, Ethiopian Institute of Water Resources

Addis Ababa University

President, Ethiopian Association of Civil Engineers (EACE)

Tel: +251 911 620361


Research Interest

  • Water Supply and Sanitation
  • Urban drainage
  • Storm water management
  • Decision support systems
  • Sustainability issues of water infrastructures
  • Hydropower development
  • Infrastructure management and evaluation



 Dr Dereje

Dr. Dereje Hailu Asfaw

Former Interim Director of the Institute

Assistant Professor in Water Resources Engineering

Tel: +251114341698

Research Interest:

  • Water resources system modelling and optimization 
  • GIS and RS applications in water resources management 
  • Rainfall – Runoff modelling (hydrology) 
  • Irrigation water management 









Dr. Solomon Seyoum Demissie 

Assistant Professor in Water Resource Engineering and Management


Mobile: +251-935313204   

Research Interest:

  • Hydrological patterns & processes in the context of environmental change 
  • Interactions & feedbacks among hydroclimatic, ecological & human systems
  • Applications of remote sensing & data assimilation for sustainable water management 
  • Forecasting & managing extreme climatic & hydrological events
  • Decision support system for integrated river basin management 


  Solomon Gebreyohannis

Dr. Solomon Gebreyohannis Gebrehiwot

Research, Outreach and Community Engagement Coordinator

Assistant Professor in Water Resource Engineering and Management


Mobile: +251-922822702

Research Interest:

  • Forest cover change impacts on hydrology as the climate changes across different scales
  • Water, Carbon and nutrient cycling in different forests
  • Integrated watershed management and livelihood


 Azage Gebremariam

Dr. Azage Gebreyohannes Gebremariam

Education Coordinator

Assistant Professor in Trans-boundary Water Management


Mobile: +251- 9344 01032

Research Interest:

  • Trans-boundary river basin management
  • Integrated water resources management
  • Water governance,
  • Water conflict management
  • Environmental impact assessment,
  • Sustainable development









Dr. Sirak Robele Gari

Assistant Professor in Water and Health


Mobile: +251-947380225

Research Interest:

  • Development of Water Management Frameworks
  • Water Governance and Policy
  • Water Quality Assessment of Streams and Lakes
  • Water and Waste water Treatment
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

 Taffere Wassie

Taffere Addis Wassie

Lecturer and Researcher

M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering

M.Sc. in Human Ecology

E-mail: /

Mobile: +251-932005772

Research Interest:

  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Water, sanitation and hygiene
  • Water quality and risk assessment
  • Resource recovery oriented waste management
  • Pollution prevention and control
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Environmental management and planning


 Yonas Abebe

Yonas Girma Abebe

Lecturer and Researcher

MSc, Irrigation Engineering


Mobile: + 251-922459810

Research Interest:

  • Water Resource management
  • Land use change and special analysis of land shapes,
  • Hydraulic modeling
  • Agricultural water management



Mamo Kassegn Sisay

Lecturer and Researcher

MSc. Water Resources Engineering & Management

E-mail: /

Mobile: +251-919372786

Research Interest:

  • Climate and water related issues
  • Hydrometeorology
  • Climate SMART Agriculture
  • Oceanic Circulation (Tropical Rainfall) Water Management








Akeza Awealom Asgedom

Lecturer and Researcher

MSc. in Environmental Health

E-mail: / 

Mobile: +251-910637190

Research Interest:

  • Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene issues
  • Water and Waste Water treatment options for developing world
  • Waste (Solid, liquid and hazardous) and public health issues
  • Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology of different diseases
  • Global Environmental Change and Public Health issues
  • Environmental Quality Analysis, Pollution and Remediation issues
  • Environmental Impact and Health risk Assessment
  • Disease prevention and Vector control issues
  • Food protection and safety issues


Wossen Tafere Amogne

Lecturer and Researcher

  • M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (specialization in Environmental Engineering)
  • M.Sc. in Human Ecology (Specialization in Social Health Sciences)
  • B.Sc. in Environmental Health

E-mail: /

Mobile: +251 920 891670

Research Interest:

  • Water Chemistry and Microbiology  
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WaSH)
  • Chemical Exposure and Health Risk Assessment
  • Water Related Diseases (Infectious and Chronic)