“I’ve decided to join ISA because I believe that access to clean water is crucial for sustainable development. In order to foster a healthier environment and protect the climate, people need water to live better lives, support education, encourage gender equality, and lessen food shortages. All living organisms depend on water to survive, and it is their primary need. We should be conscious of how important water is to daily life.”

Abel Abebe Ersulo from Ethiopia is a Geological Engineer (Hydrogeologist), and Geology department head at the College of Natural Sciences, Arba Minch University, Ethiopia, with 8 years of experience as a lecturer and researcher in Geological Engineering (Hydrogeology). He wants to explore the extent to which inadequate water, sanitation, and hygiene services and facilities disproportionately affect women, girls, and children which reduce issues with food security, gender equality, and the quality of education that have arisen as a result of water shortages. He also wants to build a sustainable water resource management policy.

His research aims to analyze the hydrogeochemical properties of the local water to assess its suitability for irrigation and drinking, design artificial groundwater recharge structures, explore the potential of groundwater and surface water, and conserve water resources to establish new sources of supply. Therefore, after the successful finalization of the plan, contaminant presence will be determined, groundwater potential sites will be located, and artificial recharge structures will be created.