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Tesfalem Abraham


Guest scientist and PhD candidate

M.Sc. Water Resource Engineering and Management


Chair of Hydrological Modeling and Water Resources
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg
Friedrichstraße 39
D-79098 Freiburg

Fon: +49 (0)761 - 203 
Fax: +49 (0)761 - 203 3594 
Branch office Hebelstraße 27, rear building, 2. floor,  room 02.005






Our project will enhance the understanding on characterizing the processes governing the groundwater recharge rates and variabilities at the catchments with different hydro-climatic and hydro-geological settings using different models, and estimating the contributions of future scenarios of land cover and climate change on the groundwater recharge rates.




Since October 2019

PhD student at the Chair of Hydrological Modeling and Water Resources, University of Freiburg. 

2015 - 2019

Lecturer at the Department of Water Resources and Irrigation Engineering, Hawassa University, Institute of Technology.

2011 - 2013

Assistant lecturer, Department of Biosystems Engineering. Hawassa University, Institute of Technology.  



Oct 2013 - Nov 2015

Master of Science, Water Resource Engineering and Management, Hawassa University, Ethiopia. 

Oct 2007 - Jul 2011

Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Engineering and Mechanization, Hawassa University, Ethiopia.


Honours and Awards


DAAD Scholarship Fully funded scholarship for Joint PhD Program on Civil Engineering, (Water Resources Engineering).



2016 - 2018

Participated on thematic research funded by Hawassa university on ‘Assessing the carbon stock potentials, land degradation processes and Impact of climate change on Hydrology and Watershed Prioritization in Lake Hawassa Watershed, Ethiopia’. 

2017 - 2019

Participated on research project on “Impact of CMIP5 Climate Model on Crop Growth Period, Land Degradation Process and Sediment Yield on Lake Hawassa Watershed, Ethiopia” funded by Hawassa university”.