Journal of
Ecology and The Natural Environment

  • Abbreviation: J. Ecol. Nat. Environ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9847
  • DOI: 10.5897/JENE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 368

Full Length Research Paper

Challenges and opportunities for implementation of Integrated Water Resource Management in Omo-Gibe Basin, Ethiopia

Yericho Berhanu Meshesha
  • Yericho Berhanu Meshesha
  • Department of Natural Resource Management, Bonga University P. O. Box 334, Bonga, Ethiopia.
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Mulugeta Bekele Abdi
  • Mulugeta Bekele Abdi
  • School of Natural Resource and Environmental Study, Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural Resources, Hawassa University, P. O. Box 128, Shashemene, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 01 February 2019
  •  Accepted: 12 April 2019
  •  Published: 31 August 2019


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