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

  • 20 September, 2022
  • 11:00
  • Groot Auditorium Wageningen University
  • Wageningen University, Water Resource Management
  • Prof. dr. ir. Charlotte de Fraiture
  • Dr. ir. Henk RitzemaDr. Mekonen Ayana Gebul

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 its deposition in two small-scale irrigation schemes in Ethiopia, Arata-Chufa (100 ha) and Ketar (430 ha).

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Zerihun Anbesa Gurmu

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