Eastern Nile RiverWare Model Stakeholder Training

In June through August of 2013, Kevin Wheeler along with staff from CADSWES at the University of Colorado, conducted a series of RiverWare training courses throughout the Eastern Nile Region. The three separate courses, hosted by the Cairo University, University of Khartoum, and Addis Ababa University, brought in a wide variety of technical modelers from around the host countries.


Egypt Participants

  • Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources – Nile Water Sector
  • Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources – Nile Forecasting Center
  • Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources – National Water Resources Plan
  • Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources – National Water Resources Research Center
  • University of Cairo
  • German University in Cairo
  • Private Consultants

Sudanese Participants

  • Ministry of Water Resources and Electricity
  • Hydrologic Research Center – Ministry of Water Resources and Electricity
  • Dam Implementation Unit
  • University of Khartoum
  • University of Kassala
  • Sudan University of Science and Technology

Ethiopian Participants

  • Ministry of Water and Energy
  • Addis Ababa University – Ethiopia Institute of Water Resources
  • Bahir Dar University – Institute of Technology
  • Arba Minch University – Institute of Technology
  • Hawassa University – Institute of Technology
  • Mekelle University – Ethiopian Institute of Technology
  • UNESCO- IHE of The Netherlands
  • Tana Sub Basin Organisation
  • Beles Sub Basin Organisation
  • Abay River Basin Organisation

The focus of the class was designed to teach both the general RiverWare Software and the Eastern Nile RiverWare Model. Students were taught how to explore alternative river development and dam operation scenarios through the modeling framework.

By developing technical capacity among these key stakeholders while a maintaining basin-wide perspective, the goal was successful in providing the students with the knowledge and tools to explore the numerous alternatives for collaboration and examine the potential for seeking mutual benefits in this rapidly developing and complex region.