Tibebe Belete Tigabu

Department of Hydrology and Water Resources Management
Olshausenstr. 75
D-24118 Kiel
Raum-Nr.
S1/R. 218a
Telefon
0431-880 1798
Fax
0431-880 4607
E-Mail

Research topics

Groundwater and surface water modelling, hydrological time series analysis, and  climate changge impact studies.

 

     Employment and work experiences

  • Oct 2019 – to date: Hydrologist in the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources Management, CAU, 24118 Kiel
  • May – Dec 2018 :Water Resource Expert in the Indio-German Centre for Sustainability (IGCS), Department of Hydrology and Water Resources Management, CAU, 24118 Kiel, Germany and  Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600 036, India.
  • Sept.  2009- Sept. 2013: Lecturer and researcher in the University of Gondar, Dept. of Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering, Gondar, Ethiopia
  • Nov. 2008 –Sept. 2009: Hydrologist, Amhara Design and Supervision Works Enterprise (ADSWE), Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

      Education

  • January 2016-June  2020: PhD. in Hydrology, University of Kiel, Germany. Dissertation: Water Resources in Lake Tana Basin: Analysis of hydrological time series data and impact of climate change with emaphsis on groundwater, Upper Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia
  • October 2013-November 2015: MSc. in Ecohydrology, University of Kiel, Germany. Thesis :Water Resources in Lake Tana Basin: Analysis of Hydrometeorological  Time series of Lake Tana Basin, Upper Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia
  • October 2006- September 2008: M.Sc. in Hydrology & Water Resources Management, Arba Minich University, Ethiopia. Thesis: Water Resources Evaluation of Bijena-Mue River catchments with particular reference to groundwater
  • Sepetmber 1999-July 2004:  BSc. in Geology, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.

     

     Publications

    • Tigabu T. B., Wagner P. D., Hörmann G., Kiesel J. , Fohrer N., 2020. Climate change impacts on the water and groundwater resources of the Lake Tana Basin, Ethiopia. Journal of Water and Climate Change (accepted)
    • Tigabu T. B., Wagner P. D., Hörmann G., Fohrer N., 2020. Modeling spatio-temporal flow dynamics of groundwater-surface water interactions of the Lake Tana Basin, Upper Blue Nile, Ethiopia. Hydrology research Journal (under revision).
    • Tigabu T. B., Hörmann G., Wagner P. D., Fohrer N., 2020. Statistical analysis of rainfall and streamflow time series in Lake Tana Basin , Statistical analysis of rainfall and streamflow time series in Lake Tana Basin ,. Journal of Water and Climate Change, 11(1), pp.258-273.
    • Tigabu T. B., Wagner P. D., Hörmann G., Fohrer N., 2019. Modelling the impact of agricultural crops on the spatial and seasonal variability of water balance components in the Lake Tana Basin, Ethiopia. Hydrology Research, 50 (5), pp.1376-1395.
    • Tigabu, T. B. & Kebede, N., 2011. Hydrological study of the Eastern Amhara development corridor of the Awash Basin, Northern Ethiopia (Kobo-Robit-Minjar area), groundwater potential assessment. Beau Bassin, Mauritius, Germany: VDM Verlang Dr. Muller,Aktiengesllshaft & Co. KG.
    • Tigabu, T. B. & Ayenew, T., 2010. Water Resources Evaluation of Bijena-Mue River catchments with particular reference to groundwater. Beau Bassin, Mauritius, Germany: VDM Verlang Dr. Muller ,Aktiengesllschaft & Co.KG.

    Conference

    • Tigabu T. B., Wagner P. D., Hörmann G., Fohrer N., 2019. Modelling the flow dynamics of groundwater-surface water interactions of the Lake Tana Basin, Upper Blue Nile, Ethiopia., SWAT International Conference 2019,on 15-19 July, 2019, Austria, Vienna.
    • Tigabu T. B.,  Wagner P. D.,  Narasimhan B. &  Fohrer, N., 2019. Hydrologic modelling in data scarce regions: Experiences from the Chennai basin, Tamil Nadu, India, Day of hydrology conference, March 28-29, 2019, Karlsruhe, Germany (poster presented by Prof. Dr. Nicola Fohrer).
    • Tigabu T. B., Wagner P. D., Hörmann G., Fohrer, N., 2018. Spatio-temporal variability of groundwater recharge, actual evapotranspiration and surface runoff in the Lake Tana Basin, Ethiopia, Day of hydrology conference, March 22-23,.2018,Dresden, Germany (poster presented by P.D. Wagner).
    • Tigabu, T. B.,Hormann, G, Wagnnnner, P.D, &  Fohrer, N., 2017. Decadal Variability of Streamflows in Lake Tana Basin, Ethiopia, The Gordon Research Conference (GRC) and Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Radiation & Climate was held at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, from July 15-21, 2017. Bates College, Lewiston, ME, United States. http://www.grc.org.
    • Tigabu, T. B. & Georg Hormann 2015. Time series analysis of hydrological and meteorological data of Lake Tana Basin, Ethiopia, Gordon Research Conference on Radiation & Climate (Poster), Towards Understanding the Interactions Between Radiation, Clouds, Aerosol, Precipitation and Climate, held in July 26-31, 2015, Bates College, Lewiston, ME, United States. http://www.grc.org.
    • Tigabu, T. B. & Georg Hormann 2015.  Hydrometeorological time series analysis using R in Lake Tana Basin, Ethiopia June 22-24, 2014, Hotel Siyonat Conference Facility, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Addis Ababa University, Afromont Mountain Research Conference 2015.
    • Tigabu, T. B., 2013. Trend Analysis of Hydrometeorology Parameters of the Tana Sub Basin, Upper Blue Nile Basin, Gordon Research Conference and Seminar on Radiation and Climate, July 5-12, 2013, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH, United States.
    • Tigabu, T. B., 2013. Climate Change Impact Assessment on Groundwater in the Upper Blue Nile Basin,  4th International Conference for Prospective Leaders  in Climate Protection and Resource Conservation, May 14-17,2013,   Bonn-Bad Godesberg, Germany.
    • Tigabu, T. B., 2010. Water Resources Evaluation with Emphasis to Groundwater A Case Study, Bijena-Muye River Catchments, North Western Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. The 2010 Conference on Water Resources in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 12-16 January, 2010.