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Sediment management practices in Debre Yacob watershed, Ethiopia (12 May)

debre yacob

debre yacob

The Water and Land Resource Centre will guide participants through one of the locations of the Learning Watersheds initiative, which aims to support and strengthen integrated watershed development efforts.

Located in the Lake Tana sub-basin, Debre Yacob shows major improvements in its land and water resources. The application of best physical watershed management practices has drastically reduced soil erosion, increased water availability and improved the livelihood of local communities.

debre yacob

debre yacob

debre yacob


7:00 Departure flight from Addis Ababa
8:00 Arrival in Bahir Dar
8:15-10:30 Bus journey to Debre Yacob sites
10:30-15:00 Visit Debre Yacob sites; walk around 2-3 hours with stops in different sites; packed lunch in the shade
15:00-17:00 Bus journey to Bahir Dar
17:00-19:00 City tour in Bahir Dar with possibility of tea and coffee
19:30 Bahir Dar airport
20:40 Departure flight from Bahir Dair
22:05 Arrival in Addis Ababa


The tour involves a flight from Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar. The cost of the tour is USD 50, excluding the flight. However, to simplify the process, you will be able to book the flight through IHA and we will issue an invoice for the cost of the flight. Please contact us at for more information.


The climate is warm, so participants are advised to bring a hat, sunglasses and lightweight clothing. Walking shoes are advisable as the tour will include two to three hours of walking, with some stops.


A packed lunch will be provided, to be eaten in the shade.  


If you are interested in taking part in this tour, please contact, with "Tour: Debre Yacob" in the subject line.

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