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

Debre Yacob

The Water and Land Resource Centre will guide us 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.

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Practical information

​Itinerary: ​The approximate schedule will involve a departure flight from Addis Ababa at 7.00, with arrival in Bahar Dar at 8.00. Buses will be provided to visit the different Debre Yacob sites, with a walk of two to three hours and a packed lunch in the shade. A city tour will take place in the afternoon. Departure back to Addis Ababa will be at 20.40, with arrival back in Addis at 22.05.

Costs: ​The tour involves a flight from Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar. The cost of the flight will be approximately USD 370.

​Clothing: ​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.

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

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

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