Recapitulation Of Water And Wetland Resources Of Ethiopia

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Januar 2013



Ethiopia is blessed with ample water resources. Hence, despite abundance in some parts the country is highly water-scarce due to lack of water control infrastructure. This book provides results of a broad assessment of water resources based on performance and impact aspects of climate change. There are 12 major river basins in Ethiopia seven of which flow across the international border to Sudan, Somalia or Kenya. Some 74 percent of the estimated annual flow of 110 billion cubic meters flow out of Ethiopia. Irrigation and hydro-electricity generation are the main economic uses to which the water is put. Some 161,010 hectares are currently irrigated out of a potential area of 3.5 million hectares, and some 1,698 GWH generated per annum out of potential power generating potential of 135, 311 GWH per annum.


Abate Shiferaw, Doctor of Philosophy in Geography & Environmental Management(specialization in Environment and Natural Resources Management. He is Assistant Professor of Bahir Dar university. He is the author of many Articles and Three books. His research interest is Environmental studies such as climate, water and land resources management.
EAN: 9783659315404
ISBN: 3659315400
Untertitel: Focuses on Climate change vulnerability of the sector. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2013
Seitenanzahl: 108 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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