American Journal of Water Science and Engineering

Volume 9, Issue 3, September 2023

  • Surface Water Pollution Source Identification and Quantification: Literature Review

    Mohammedsalih Kadir Gobana, Alemayehu Haddis, Dessalegn Dadi

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3, September 2023
    Pages: 50-57
    Received: 24 April 2023
    Accepted: 10 July 2023
    Published: 20 July 2023
    Abstract: Surface waters are important natural resources and widely used for different purpose in human life such as agriculture, industry, municipal services and so on. Using surface water at high rate led to increasing of their pollution and scarcity. This pollution is mainly human made, in some case anthropogenic. Recognizing this problem currently, water... Show More
  • Optimization of Hydropower Generation Potential of Arjo Dedessa Irrigation Dam

    Chimdesa Regasa Kishe

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3, September 2023
    Pages: 58-68
    Received: 22 June 2023
    Accepted: 18 July 2023
    Published: 27 July 2023
    Abstract: Hydropower has been developed to have a positive impact on the quality of life for rural residents in many ways. It offers a wide range of facilities, such as improved lighting, energy for small industries, schools, computer and communication service centers, and clinics. Ethiopia has constructed numerous dams for irrigation and water supply, yet t... Show More
  • Assessment of Surface Irrigation Potential Using Geospatial Technology in the Megecha River Catchment

    Girma Bekele Goba, Teshale Fita

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3, September 2023
    Pages: 69-76
    Received: 20 April 2023
    Accepted: 13 July 2023
    Published: 31 July 2023
    Abstract: The world is suffering from different crises, like the energy crisis, food insecurity, and a basic shortage of natural resources. This study has been conducted to assess the surface irrigation suitability of the Megecha River using geospatial models. The slope gradient, soil depth, soil drainage, soil type, land use (land cover), distance from a wa... Show More
  • Validation of Ex-Situ Runoff Harvesting in Semi-Arid Areas Using Grid-Based NRCS – CN

    Kennedy Ochieng Okuku, Japheth Ogalo Onyando, Nancy Waithira Matheri, Samuel Muhoro Kinyanjui

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3, September 2023
    Pages: 77-85
    Received: 7 August 2023
    Accepted: 22 August 2023
    Published: 31 August 2023
    Abstract: Arid and Semi-Arid agroclimatic zone covers about 80% of Kenya’s land mass and supports more than 50% of the livestock and 35% of human population. Subsistence rainfed farming is key in these areas as a source of livelihood and for food security. Cases of crop failure, under rain-fed systems, due to extra and intra season drought are rampant and cu... Show More