• WLRC Dissemination Conference: Key Innovation for Sustainable Water and Land Resource Management (March 2019 Bahir Dar, Ethiopia)
  • Observatory
    Observatory WLRC carry out Long-term data monitoring on hydro-sedimentology, climatology and land use/land productivity on observatories. The long-term observations in these observatories were found necessary under the current Global Change scenarios.
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    ETHIO-GIS WLRC compiles geospatial data which integrate terrain, soil, land cover and use, climate, drainage, infrastructure, population and many more for decision making and planning of national resource management strategies.
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WLRC Background

Water and Land Resource Centre (WLRC) is an autonomous Resource Centre dedicated to generating and sharing scientific knowledge to inform policy and practice in land and water resources management in Ethiopia.  ---

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  • Key Competences of the Centre
  • Conceptual Framework of WLRC

Director General Message

Warm welcome to the Water and Land Resource Centre (WLRC) of Addis Ababa University (AAU), a centre that strives to provide the best research and resources in water and land management. It is a great information and knowledge hub that works towards providing powerful products for policy and practice in water and land resources management of Ethiopia and beyond.

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my warm invitation to explore the website, look at the various interesting projects and the resources provided.

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  • Observatories
  • Learning Watersheds
  • Information Management
  • Capacity Development


Since 1981, data and knowledge on hydro-sedimentology, climatology and land use/land productivity have been accumulated from observatories. WLRC recently added one Meso-scale observatory (Gerda Watershed) and High-Altitude Observatory at Simen Mountain.

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Learning Watershed 

One of the objectives of the WLRC is to establish model ‘Learning Watersheds’ in the Abay Basin (Blue Nile) and undertake research-supported participatory integrated watershed development activities.

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Information Managemnt 

Designing and availing a full-fledged and open accessed resource information management system that enables storing, analyzing and disseminating water and land related information is one of the project components in the centre.

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Capacity Development

The centre has offered capacity development programs for different stakeholders. Among them are academia (AAU, BDU, Wollo University, etc), MSC/PhD students and federal and regional institutes (MoA, MoWE, EMA, CSA, ARARI, ORARI, EIAR, etc), development agents, and farmers are centre of attention of the capacity development program.

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Up Coming Event

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Photo Gallery

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Video Gallery

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Partner Organizations

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