PhD Defence Mr. Eskinder Belachew

  • 26 Mar 2019
  • 15:00 - 17:00
  • Auditorium (A1b) IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
Western Europe
Delft, The Netherlands

On Tuesday 26 March, 2019, the Public Defence and awarding Ceremony of Mr. Eskinder Belachew, from Ethiopia will take place. Professor Ken Irvine is his promotor and Dr. Peter Kelderman and Dr. Hans van der Kwast are his co-promotors.

The title of his thesis is:

Estimating Combined Loads of Diffuse and Point-Source Pollutants into the Borkena River, Ethiopia

15.00 – 15.15         Presentation in the Auditorium of IHE Delft (A1b)

15.30 – 17.00         Public Defence and Awarding Ceremony


This book is an initial attempt to estimate heavy metal and nutrient loads into an industrial effluent receiving rivers within typical industrializing catchments of Kombolcha city, in north-central Ethiopia. It presents the effects and impacts of diffuse and point sources of the loads into the rivers, and illuminate management, capacity and policy gaps of riverine water and sediment monitoring in Ethiopia from the sub-Saharan countries perspective. The rivers, which receive both industrial effluent and runoff within the catchments, were monitored for two years. The study finds applicable methods to quantify loads of diffuse and point sources in data poor areas, and gaps in controlling industrial emission and land use changes. This book generally contributes to the theory of river protection and understanding of water quality management of the sub-Saharan African rivers and sediments and provides policy options for improved rivers water quality.


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