Groundwater potential assessment and recharge-discharge systems of groundwater in Western Oromiya, Ethiopia

01 October 2021 → 30 September 2026
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Hydrogeology
  • Engineering and technology
    • Water resources management
    • Water supply and demand
    • Hydrodynamics
groundwater exploitation groundwater modeling groundwater potential assessment recharge discharge
Project description

Groundwater is an important source of water supply in development. However, the quantity and quality of groundwater is largely affected in Ethiopia. The study objective will be to assess the groundwater potential in Jimma and Buno Bedele administrative zones. Primary and secondary data will be collected. Desk study, fieldwork, laboratory work will be applied. A groundwater flow model with MODFLOW will be developed. The integration of these elements will provide the mechanism to assess groundwater potential and exploitation.