The Trust was invited out to Addis Ababa by the government of Ethiopia in 2010. Meetings were held with the Director of Water and Energy and his office, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
We were asked to provide a plan of how to sewer and treat the waste of Addis Ababa. A remarkable request for so small an organisation, but a city of over 3.5 million people and growing needs to tackle the issue now rather than leave it till some epidemic underlines the need.
The Trust has produced plans and resurveyed the city and has put forward plans to the ministries and is planning a long campaign to help Ethiopia demonstrate its leading environmental role in Africa and the rest of the world.
The work already undertaken has demonstrated it can also alleviate the capitals annual flood problems.
Click to read uur latest paper on Addis Ababa; Sewage Capture and Treatment. (AASCT) and The Akaki Catchment and the Drainage of Addis Ababa July 2011
Our latest paper on the sewage, scoping and funding of Addis Ababa February 2011 Click here to read the document in PDF format
Local Sewerage Utility
The Clean Rivers Trust has an objective to find ways of cleaning up pollution of rivers. The project to ‘Sewer Addis Ababa’ devised by the Trust has been commissioned by the Ethiopian Government. The capital of Ethiopia is a city of around 3.5 million people. The project addresses a situation where much of the city’s sewerage and waste goes to the river system, the Akaki; Little and Big. The river systems provide irrigation for agricultural areas to the south of the City. Once the pollution is removed the risk to human health in the Awash catchment will be dramatically reduced. Water power generation can be resumed in the silted up a Aba Samuel reservoir that once generated substantial power supplies and the organic wastes in the lake can also be used to provide an alternative source of power generation and soil improvers. Read the full article here.
Clean rivers trust takes no responbilty for the content of these papers as they are written by a third parties. They are clean rivers trust recommeneded reading.
Clean Rivers have been invited to the UK-Ethiopia Investment Trade and Tourism Forum on the 9th of June more information can be found here.
Tributaries of the Akaki River Addis Ababa