Experts workshop on water security organized by EiT-M’s School of Civil Engineering in collaboration with EXCEED-SWINDON (Excellence Centers for Exchange and Development and International Network on Sustainable Water Management in Developing Countries) is underway at Axum Hotel, Mekelle.

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The Experts workshop is held for 4 days beginning from the 16th of May and expected to continue until the 19th of May, 2017.

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The workshop was commenced with the opening remarks of Dr. Bizuneh Asfaw, the Head of the School of Civil Engineering, EiT-M, followed by the speech of Dr. Dellbrugge Rosa, a representative, on Exceed –Swindon project and its way forward. Introductory remarks on Exceed-Swindon was then made by Dr. Kowenje, the Sub-Sahar coordinator of the project, followed by the official opening remarks of the workshop by Dr. Ashenafi Aregawi, Deputy Scientific Director of EiT-M.

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The workshop is expected to deliberate on themes like water security index, biological water quality, and communication of water issues. Papers on specific topics in relation to water security by various scholars will also be part of the workshop which will be culminated with an excursion to Tekeze Hydropower Project on the 19th of May.