Ethiopia Water Technology Center Project

JICA EWTEC
   
 
 
         
 

”Training Course

Training Courses are devided into Regular Course and Supplemental On-demand Course. Among the Regular Course, Groundwater Management Course, Drilling Technology Course and Drilling Machinery Maintenance Course have been trainsferred to the Ethiopian side since Jan. 2006.

Drilling Technology Course
Groundwater Modeling Course
Rope Pump Manufacturing Course

1. Regular Courses

(1) Basic Courses
@ Groundwater Management (12 weeks)
@ Drilling Technology (12 weeks)
@ Drilling Machinery Maintenance Technology (12 weeks)
@ Water Supply Engineering (8 weeks)
@ Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Technology (8 weeks)

(2) Advance Course
@ Groundwater Modeling (5 weeks) --- International
@ GIS/Information Management (1) (4 weeks)
@ GIS/Information Management (2) (3 weeks) --- International
@ Water Supply Engineering (Planning and Designing) (4 weeks)
@ Water Supply Engineering (Operation and Maintenance) (4 weeks)
@ Remote Sensing (3 weeks) --- International

2. Supplemental On-demand Course

@ Rope Pump Manufacturing
@ Diagnostic Investigation of Well
@ Rehabilitation of Well
@ Artificial Recharge
@ Others

 


”Groundwater Management Course, Drilling Technology Course and Drilling Machinery Maintenance Course (October, 2007 - January, 2008)

The participants for the three courses and the duration of each course are shown below.

  Duration Regions
1. Groundwater Management Course (18th) 2007/10/24 -
2008/1/15
Afar(1), Amhara(3), Benishangule(1), Oromiya(5), SNNP(4), Somali(1), Tigray(2), Ministry of Water Resources(2), Total 19 participants.
2. Drilling Technology Course (17th)

2007/10/24 -
2008/1/18

Afar(1), Amhara(1), Benishangule(1), Oromiya(2), SNNP(3), Somali(1), Tigray(1), Total 10 particiapnts.
3. Drilling Machinery Maintenance Course (18th) 2007/10/16 -
2008/1/23
Amhara(2), Benishangule(1), Oromia(3), SNNP(2), Somali(1), Tigray(1), Total 10 Participants.

1. Groundwater Management Course


Field Observation at Butajira Practice to interpret a hydrogeological map Field Excursion
Simple measurement of Water flow rate Joint field training with Drilling Technology Course Group Presentation about geophysical survey

2. Drilling Technology Course


Drilling site near Fiche

Drilling site was selected near JICA's education project site.

Riser pipe installation
Well Development Well development EWTEC instructor and participants

3. Drilling Machinery Maintenance Course


Group photo at Field Excursion Group photo at Field Excursion Drilling rig in use in a region
Practical Training at EWTEC Workshop

Practical Training at EWTEC Workshop

EWTEC Instructor

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”Groundwater Management Course, Drilling Technology Course and Drilling Machinery Maintenance Course (April - July, 2007)

Three basic courses have completed successfully. The duration of each course and participants' home regions are as below.

 
Duration
Region
1. Groundwater Management Course 2007/4/17 -
2007/7/12
Afar(1), Amhara(4), Harar(1), Oromiya(4), SNNP(2), Somali(1), Tigray(3), Geological Survey(2), Ministry of Water Resources(1), Total 19 participants.
2. Drilling Technology Course

2007/4/23 -
2007/7/12

Afar(1), Benishangule(1), Oromiya(4), SNNP(2), Somali(1), Tigray(1), Total 10 particiapnts.
3. Drilling Machinery Maintenance Course 2007/4/17 -
2007/7/27
Afar(1), Amhara(1), Benishangule(1), Oromia(4), SNNP(2), Tigray(1), Total 10 Participants.

1. Groundwater Management Course


Lecture for theoritical parts. In the classroom Drilling point was selected during the course by geophysical survey.
Joint field training with Drilling Technology Course Joint field training with Drilling Technology Course Group photo at the site

2. Drilling Technology Course


Practical Training at the site

Temporary hut at the drilling site

Practical Training (casing installation)
Practical Training (casing installation) Practical Training (casing installation) Practical Training (observation pipe installation)
Group photo at the site Well development by compressor Outdoor classroom

3. Drilling Machinery Maintenance Technology Course


Lecture in the center Lecture for theoretical parts EWTEC Instructor
Visit to WWDE (Water Well Drilling Enterprise) Percussion rig Questions from the participants to the rig operator

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”Groundwater Management Course, Drilling Technology Course and Drilling Machinery Maintenance Course (October 2006 to February 2007)

Three basic courses have completed successfully. The duration of each course and participants' home regions are as below.

 
Duration
Regions
1. Groundwater Management Course 10/25-1/9 SNNP(5), Tigray(2), Hareri(1), Afar(1), Benshangule(1), Amhara(2), Oromiya(2), Tigray(1), Somali(2), Geological Survey(1)
2. Drilling Technology Course 10/25-1/16 Afar(1), Amhara(1), Benishagul(1), Oromia(2), SNNP(2), Tigray(2)
3. Drilling Machinery Maintenance Course 10/25-2/1 Afar(1), Amhara(1), Benishangule(1), Oromia(2), SNNP(2), Somali(1), Tigray(2)

 

Goup photo at the site(DT) Practical training of pumping test (DT) Outdoor classroom (DT)
Group Presentation (GM) Practical Training for submersible motor pump maintenance (DMMT) Practical Training for submersible motor pump maintenance (DMMT)
Practical training with PC software (GM) Practical Training for Drilling (DT) Lecture for theory (DMMT)

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”Water Supply Engineering Course (July 17 to September 4, 2007)

Water Supply Engineering Course is going on. Participants from each region are as follows.

Benishanugle(1), Somali(1), Amhara(4), Afar(1), Oromiya(6), SNNP(3), Tigray(3), 19 participants in total.

*See Course Guide (PDF/91.6KB)

Instructor and Trainees Teaching by a Japanese Expert Practical training with PC software
Classroom Classroom by a guest lecturer Trainees

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”Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Technology Course (July 31, 2007-September 7, 2007)

Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Technology Course is going on. Participants from each region are as follows.

Afar(1), Amhara(5), Diredawa(1), Benishangule(1), Gambela(1). Oromia(6), SNNP(3), Tigray(2), 20 participants in total.

*See Course Guide (PDF/80.7KB)

Instructor and Trainee Practical Training Practical Training
A cut model of a starter for generator Instructor and Trainee Practical Training

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”Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Technology (Feb.14-Mar.29, 2007)

Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Technology Course is being conducted. The participants are from the following regions.

Afar(1), Amhara(3), Diredawa(1), Harer(1), Oromia(5), SNNP(3), Tigray(2)

Lecture for the theory Lecture in the workshop Practical training with mechanical parts

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”Groundwater Modeling Course (Aug.-Sept., 2006)

Groundwater Modeling Course was held inviting 14 participants from other African countries and 13 participants from Ethiopia. Groundwater Modeling is one of the most important technologies of groundwater management and is asked to be introduced in African countries recently. The lecturer was JICA expert Prof. Shibasaki (PhD), a leading expert of groundwater management (Fukushima University).

* See General Information (PDF/108KB)
* See the list of Participants (PDF/12KB)
* Hopepage of Prof. Shibasaki (PhD), Fukushima Univ.

Group photo of participants Lecture in the class

Field excursion to Akaki well fields (near Addis Ababa)

Group discussion Observation of topography (crater lake near Burajira) Field excursion to Akaki well fields (near Addis Ababa)
Group discussion
Individual lecture by Prof. Shibasaki
Closing Ceremony. The certificate was given from the Minister of MoWLD.

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”GIS/Information Management Course (2) (Dec.3-Dec.21, 2007)

~2nd International Training Course on GIS Application for Groundwater Management~

The 2nd GIS counrse was provided for 3 weeks at a hotel in Addis Ababa .The participants are from 13 other African countries (Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe) and 8 Ethiopians. Among the other African countries, the participants from Sudan were selected from north and south governments and the participants from Tanzania were selected from the main land and Zanzibar. The lecturer was Dr. Lei Peifeng (Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd. Tokyo Japan) as before.

 

 

Country

Organizations

1

Botswana

Directorate of Public Service Management (2)

2

Ghana

Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing (1)

3

Kenya

Ministry of Water and Irrigation (1)

4

Lesotho

Ministry of Water Resource (1)

5

Malawi

Ministry of Irrigation & Water Development (1)

6

Mozambique

National Water Directorate (1)

8

Nigeria

Federal Ministry of Water Resource (1)

9

Rwanda

Ministry of Infrastructure (1)

10

Sudan

Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources (1)
Ministry of Water Resource and Irritation, Government of Southern Sudan (1)

12

Tanzania

Ministry of Water, Drilling and DAM Construction Agency (1)
Ministry of Water Construction Energy and Land (1)

13

Uganda

Ministry of Water, Land and Environment (2)

14

Zambia

Ministry of Energy and Water Development (1)

15

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe National Water Authority (1)

 

Lecture room Lecturer Dr. Lei Lecture room
Field excursion around Addis Ababa during weekend Lecture room Lecturer Dr. Lei

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”GIS/Information Management Course (2) (Feb.12-Mar.9, 2007)

~1st International Training Course on GIS Application for Groundwater Management~

Invited countries in AfricaGIS/Information Management Course (2) is being given in Addis Ababa. EWTEC has invited 16 participants from 15 countries, mainly from Eastern Africa (Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nambia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe) in addition to 10 Ethiopian participants. The lecturer is Dr. Lei Peifeng (Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd.) who has a lot of experience in groundwater development and GIS in many developing countries. Most of the participants are hydrogeologists and geologists who are working in the water sector in each country. The avarage age of the foreign participants is 35.4 (27~45).

 

Country

Ministry

1

Botswana

Directorate of Public Service Management (1)

2

Ghana

Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing (1)

3

Kenya

Ministry of Water and Irrigation (1)

4

Lesotho

Ministry of Water Resource (1)

5

Malawi

Ministry of Irrigation & Water Development (1)

6

Mozambique

National Water Directorate (1)

7

Namibia

Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (1)

8

Nigeria

Federal Ministry of Water Resource (1)

9

Rwanda

Ministry of Infrastructure (1)

10

Sudan

Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources (1)
Ministry of Water Resource and Irritation, Gov. of Southern Sudan (1)

11

Swaziland

Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy (1)

12

Tanzania

Ministry of Water (1)

13

Uganda

Ministry of Water, Land and Environment (1)

14

Zambia

Ministry of Energy and Water Development (1)

15

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe National Water Authority (1)

*See the General Information (PDF/170KB)

*Information for the travelers in Ethiopia (For the third country participants) (PDF/30.9KB)

*See the report (PDF/89KB)

Opening Ceremony Participants with PCs Explanation by the Lecturer
Practice with PC Weekend field trip around Addis Ababa Visit to a World Heritage near Addis Ababa
Individual teaching by a lecturer Lecture scene African participants in national costumes
Aftican particiants Congratulatory speech by the Japanese ambassodor Awarding certificates by the state minister of MoWR

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”GIS/Information Management Course (1) (Jan.10-Jan.26, 2007)

GIS/Information Management Course (1) was conducted. The lecturers were Dr. Esayiyas Sahlu and Mr. Dagnachew Legesse from Addis Ababa University.

*See Course Schedule (PDF/10.5KB)

Lecture at EWTEC Practice of georeference Lecture by a University Professor

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”Water Supply Engineering Course (Operation & Maintenance) (Feb.13-Mar.13, 2007)

Water Supply Engineering Course (Operation & Maintenance) is being conducted. The participants are from the following regions.

Afar(1), Amhara(1), Diredawa(1), Gambela(1), Harer(1), Oromia(4), SNNP(4), Somali(1), Tigray(2)

Lecture at EWTEC Visit to a Water Treatment Plant Visit to a Pump Control Station at Akaki Well Field

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”Water Supply Engineering (Planning and Designing) Course (Sept.-Oct., 2006)

Water Supply Engineering (Planning and Designing) Course was conducted. Lecturer was a JICA expert Mr. Niwano (Japan Techno Co., Ltd.). There are 16 participants from central and regional government. In addition to the classroom lecture, the trainees visited water treatment plants and water testing laboratory near Addis Ababa. Based on the participants' request, AutoCAD operation training was conducted.

*See the report (PDF/41KB)

Lecture at EWTEC Visit to a Water Treatment Plant near Addis Ababa Visit to a Water Testing Laboratory

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”Remote Sensing Course (Jan.14 - Feb.1, 2008)
~1st International Training Course on Remote Sensing Application for Groundwater Management~

The first remote sensing course will start from January 14, 2008 for three weeks at a hotel in Addis Ababa inviting 17 other African countries and 9 Ethiopian participants. The lecturer is Mr. Kazutoshi Masuda (Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd.) who has many experience in remote sensing and GIS project mainly in African countries.

*See General Information (PDF/198KB)

 

 

Country

Organization

1

Botswana

Directorate of Public Service Management (1)

2

Ghana

Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing (2)

3

Kenya

Ministry of Water and Irrigation (1)

4

Lesotho

Ministry of Water Resource (1)

5

Malawi

Ministry of Irrigation & Water Development (1)

6

Mozambique

National Water Directorate (1)

7

Nigeria

Federal Ministry of Water Resource (1)

8

Rwanda

Ministry of Infrastructure (1)

9

Sudan

Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources (1)
Ministry of Water Resource and Irritation, Government of Southern Sudan (1)

10

Tanzania

Ministry of Water, Drilling and DAM Construction Agency (1)
Ministry of Water Construction Energy and Land (1)

11

Uganda

Ministry of Water, Land and Environment (2)

12

Zambia

Ministry of Energy and Water Development (1)

13

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe National Water Authority (1)

 

Opening Ceremony Opening Ceremony Opening Ceremony
Participants Participants Participants
Training Instructor Participants
Field Trip to Butajira Field Trip to Butajira Field Trip to Butajira
Field Excursion to a prehistoric site near Addis Ababa

Field Trip to Butajira

Group Photo at Butajira

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”Remote Sensing Course (Sept.-Oct., 2006)

Remote Sensing Course was conducted. Lecturer was a JICA expert Mr. Masuda (Kokusai Kogyo Col., Ltd.). In the course, ILWIS and Global Mapper which are low price but high performance were used as remote sensing software. There were 17 participants from the central and regional governmet.

* See the report (PDF/89KB)

Lecture at EWTEC Lecture at EWTEC GPS measurement in the field and observation of landuse

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”Rope Pump Manufacturing Course (Jan.21-Feb.21, 2008)

Another rope pump training started at Maychew techinical college in Tigray region inviting 15 participants from Shire, Axsum, Adwa, Adigrat, Wkro, Mekele, Maychew. The instructors are an engineer from a Dutch NGO "PRACTICA Foundation" and a local consultant as usual.

Maychew Technical College Tools for rope pump manufacturing Participants from private workshops in Tigray
Participant Participants A Dutch engineer from Practica Foundation

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”Rope Pump Manufacturing Course (Aug.6-Sept.2, 2007)

A rope pump training course wan conducted in Woliso (Oromiya Region) inviting 16 artizans from 5 different towns in Oromiya Resion. The place for the training was Woliso Technical Vocational College. The training was given for 4 weeks by Dutch Engineers from PRACTICA Foundation and a local consultant as usual. In this training, there were 7 particiapants from the government organizations such as Zonal and Woreda office and Water Bureau in addition to 9 participants from local private workshops. Although there is a little possiblity for the governmental officers to continue producing rope pumps by themselves, they are expected to support installation of the rope pumps in the later stage of this activity.
Deputy Bureau head and Head of Stydy and Design Department from the Oromiya Water Bureau attended in the closing ceremony and they are very impressed with the technology of rope pump.

Practical training with a rope pump model Participants were divided into groups in the 1st week Practical trainings and theory lectures are repeated
Participants making their own pump Welding Theory of rope pump installation
Adjustment by using a welding jig Preparation of a rope with pisons Painting

Closing ceremony

Rope pumps produced by participants Rope pump demonstration installed in the college

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”Rope Pump Manufacturing Course (Jan.29-Feb.23, 2007)

The Rope Pump Manufacturing Course was carried out at Bahir Dar in Amhara Region. 17 trainees mainly from private metal workshops joined the course from 8 zones of Amhara region. The course was held at Bahir Dar Construction and Technology College. A rope pump expert was invited from Dutch NGO Practica Foundation and giving the training together with a local expert. Participants' motivation on the rope pump was very high and also their manufacturing skill was high enough. EWTEC will continue follow-up for their further activities through a strict quality check.

Training Venue (Bahir Dar Construction and Technology Collegej

17 participants in new working cloths Explanation by using a rope pump model by instructors
Rope Pump manufacturing by a participant Rope Pump manufacturing by a participant Rope Pump manufacturing by a participant
Instruction by a local engineer Group Photo Installation training

Closing ceremony inviting NGO and other donors

Rope pumps produced by the participants Rope pump demonstallation installed in the collage

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”Groundwater Recharge Survey in Butajira-Zuway area (Dec.2006)

The technology of goundwater recharge has been introduced in other countries as a effective method to manage groundwater although there are few experience in Ethiopia. This survery was conducted to investigate the posibility to recharge the groundwater and/or construct a facility for grondwater recharge in Burajira-Zuway area from a social and geological point of view. A Dutch engineer Dr. Frank van Steenbergen from MetaMeta Research was invited for the survey.

*See the report (PDF/212KB)

Pond with no water due to a permeable layer at the bottom

Household rain water harvesting Pond with enough water (December)
Dried pond Workshop at the end of the survery Workshop at Desalegn hotel

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”Well Diagnosis/Well Rehabilitation (October 2 - October 24, 2007)

Well Diagnosys/Well Rehabilitation Course has started inviting a JICA Expert Mr. Suzumura (Japan Techno Co., Ltd.). There are 8 trainees in total from Oromiya, Amhara and SNNP regions. The course includes observation of wells which have some troubles by using a borehole camera.

*See the course guide (PDF/9KB)

*See the report (PDF/515KB)

Lecture in the classroom Lecture in the classroom Trainees and JICA Expert

Trainees carefully listening to the JICA Expert

Handy borehole camera manufactured with locally available material Manufacturing of an Improved Double Packer

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”Well Diagnosis/Well Rehabilitation (Nov. 2006)

Due to the disorde of the borehole camera, locally made borehole camera with an ordinally digital camera was introduced. In addition, manufacrure of tools for well rehabilitation such as burush, swabbing and packer with locally available material was introduced to the participants. The trainer was a JICA expert Mr. Suzumura (Jpan Techno Co., Ltd.).

*See the report (PDF/359KB)

Shutter signal is transmitted through cables. Timer and battery Waterproofed digital camera.
Operational test of the packer Burushing tools manufactured with locally available material Manufactur of swabbing tools with an old tire and wood pieces

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* Plan of Operation
(July. 2007)

* The Number of Trainees
(Sept. 7, 2007)