PhD defence

Version of Challenges and prospects to reduce sedimentation in small-scale irrigation schemes in the Great Rift Valley Basin, Ethiopia

PhD candidate Zerihun Anbesa ZA (Zerihun Anbesa) Gurmu MSc
Promotor CMS (Charlotte) de Fraiture
Co-promotor HP (Henk) Ritzema
External copromotor Dr. Mekonen Ayana Gebul
Organisation Wageningen University, Water Resources Management
Venue Omnia
Room Groot Auditorium


Excessive sediment deposition threatened the functionality of numerous irrigated agriculture in Ethiopia by decreeing canal capacity, increasing operation and maintenance costs, and impairing the investment in agriculture. The current research studied sedimentation problems and options for reducing its deposition in two small-scale irrigation schemes in Ethiopia, Arata-Chufa (100 ha) and Ketar (430 ha).