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place of resident Geneva (Genf)Switzerland               

Membership (L'adhésion):-            

       - Swiss Engineering  (SE

       - Société Suisse d'hydrologie et de liminologie (SGHL)

       - Société Suisse d'hydrogéologie (SSH)


Application of GIS in hydrological and catchment studies, Hydrological Modelling, Water resource management and flood studies, Rainfall runoff analysis, design hydrology, Dam and Irrigation Engineering  Geomatics and GNSS, INSAR,  Photogrammetry, water treatment, storm water design, irrigation design  and applications, water supply.

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  • 24 juin- 23 août 2 0 13, Advanced French course (B1, B2 et C1), Course d’été de française, faculté des lettres, université de Genève
  • 2011- 2013 Attended advanced Civil engineering and water resource courses, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2008-2010 Doctorate and research collaborator, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • 10/2005 Master of Science in Engineering (Engineering Hydrology), Faculty of Engineering, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.   Beeh
  • 02/1996 Bachelors of Science in Engineering (Irrigation/Civil), Faculty of Engineering, Arbaminch Water Technology Institute, Ethiopia. AWTI


  • One-Month training in updating technical capability of practicing professionals at Mekele, Ethiopia (1996)
  • Certificate of training, USAID sponsored series of water management courses conducted by the US Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA/NRCS) (6 months/1997). 
  • Certificate of excellence, 10 days intensive training on geographic information Management, and global positioning system, window 95/NT and Arcview conducted by the center for development and Environment, University of Bern, Switzerland/1999.

  • WRYM-IMS water resources model introductory training course, Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, Pretoria, South Africa (2006).


  • 02/1996 - 01/2002 Design and construction engineer (small scale earth and rock fill dams, irrigation infrastructure and building construction), Ethiopia and Eritrea.
  •  02/2002-12/2006 Research Assistant, South Africa.
  • 2008-2013 studied, geomatics (GIS, surveying and GPS instruments), LIDAR, INSAR, water treatment, ground water hydrology, flood water management and water resource eng, structural eng, mathematics and programming, Switzerland
  • 01.2014 - 03.2014   Hydrologist -temporary mission- at the department of Environment, Transport and agriculture (DETA), Republic and canton Geneva.



Books and Chapters in Book

Tewolde MH (2005) Flood Routing in Ungauged Catchments using Muskingum Methods. Universal Publishers (, Florida, ,       

Smithers JC, KT Chetty, Frezghi MS, DM and Knoesen Tewolde MH (2007) Development and assessment of a continuous simulation modelling system for design flood estimation, WRC Report No. 1318/1/07. Water Resources Commission, Pretoria, RSA.Link

P S van Heerden, C T Crosby, B Grové, N Benadé, E Theron, R E Schulze & MH Tewolde (2009, Integrating and Updating of SAPWAT and PLANWAT to Create a Powerful and User Friendly Irrigation Planning Tool, WRC report No. TT 391/08.Water Resources Commission, Pretoria, RSA. Link                                       
Peer-reviewed Articles and Reports

Tewolde MH and JC Smithers (2006) Flood routing in ungauged catchments using Muskingum methods. Journal of Water South Africa.  Journal,    


Seminars ---


Tewolde MH (2008), Seminar in Geomorphology: Subsidence in alluvial soils caused by intensive water withdrawal, University of Fribourg, Switzerland. (link)      

Tewolde MH (2008), Image Orthorectifying and mosaicking using PCI-Geomatica, (Steps are shown-using an aerial photograph in Bulle area) and preparation of files for SLEUTH urban and  land use change model, University of Fribourg, Switzerland. (link)     

Tewolde MH (2006), Rainwater Harvesting Technology for Small Households, School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, Central University of Technology, Free State,South Africa. (link)

Tewolde MH (2002), Flood Routing, School of Bioresources Engineering and Environmental Hydrology, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, RSA. (link)

 Honors Class Papers.....

Tewolde MH (2002), Hydrological dam design, School of Bioresources Engineering and Environmental Hydrology, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, RSA (link).

Tewolde MH (2002), Forest Hydrology, Seven oaks Experiment Station, School of Bioresources Engineering and  Environmental Hydrology, University of  KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, RSA (link)

Undergraduate  Papers ...

Tewolde MH, Mitiku B, Tamir M. and Seid S. (1995), Hare Irrigation Project Design Report, Department  of Irrigation Engineering, Arbaminch Water Technology Institute, Arbaminch, Ethiopia (link).


Project Design Papers (Eritrea)   

Tewolde MH, Tareke S and Gebrehiwot T. (2000), Berhnet earth-fill dam report, Land and Water Resource  Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Asmara, Eritrea  (link)

Conference Proceedings

Tewolde MH and JC Smithers (2005) Flood routing in ungauged catchments using Muskingum methods. Poster, International Conference on Integrated Assessment of Water Resources and Global Change: A North-South Analysis. Bonn, Germany.Chck here


Scientific Poster

HEC_RAS Analyses Reports (Switzerland)



Translated Book (English to Amharic)--- Born-Agaîn

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