Gebrechorkos, Solomon

PhD Researcher

  • Solomon Gebrechorkos
    UNU-FLORES, Ammonstrasse 74, Dresden, 01067, Germany
    +49 351 8921 9370

    Research Interests

    • Climate and hydrological science and modeling
    • Climate Change
    • Climate variability and changes and extremes
    • Hydrology and water resources
    • Water-Soil-Waste nexus considering global changes


    • Master of Science in Water Resource and Environmental Management, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany
    • Bachelor degree in Water and Soil Engineering and Management, Haramaya University, Ethiopia

    Biographical Statement

    Solomon Hail Gebrechorkos is a PhD Researcher in the Systems and Flux Analysis considering Global Change Assessment Unit at UNU-FLORES. His research at UNU-FLORES focuses on statistical downscaling of climate data from GCMs and the application of remote sensing data for managing environmental resources and regional climate projections and impact assessment on the soil water budget. He currently works on assessing and synthesising of climate data related to the integrated management of water and soil in East Africa. Before joining UNU-FLORES, Solomon worked for the Ethiopian Water, Mines and Energy office and Catholic Relief Society (CRS) as a water and irrigation engineer and was the vice head officer of a sub-regional office for about five years in the areas of Water Supply Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), water resource and environmental management, and water and irrigation engineering. He was also a research officer at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in Geneva, Switzerland and Leibniz University of Hannover in Germany, dealing with environment and climate change and the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and hydro-meteorological modelling. Solomon received his Bachelor in Water and Soil Engineering and Management from Haramaya University in Ethiopia and Master of Science in Water Resource and Environmental Management from Leibniz University of Hannover in Germany.

  • Articles

    Book Chapters

    Conference Proceedings

    • Gebrechorkos, S. H., S. Twisa, S. Hülsmann, and C. Bernhofer (2018). Climate Variability and Change in East Africa: The Role of the Nexus Approach: NEXUS 2018 – Water, Food, Energy and Climate, North Carolina USA.
    • Gebrechorkos, S. H., S. Hülsmann, and C. Bernhofer (2018). Changes in Temperature and Precipitation Extremes in East Africa. EGU 2018, Vienna Austria.
    • Gebrechorkos, S. H., S. Hülsmann, and C. Bernhofer (2018). Regional Climate projection using Statistical Downscaling Model and its application in hydrological modelling in East Africa (2018). Tag Der Hydrologie, Dresden, Germany
    • Gebrechorkos, S.H., S. Hülsmann, A. Andreu, C. Bernhofer (2017). Addressing climate-related data scarcity in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA): an integrative approach. Dresden Nexus Conference 2017, Dresden, Germany.
    • Andreu, A; Dube, T; Hulsmann, S; Mazvimaki, D; Gebrechorkos, S.H; Gonzlez-Dugo, M.P. (2016). Remote sensing of water use and water stress in Africa savanna ecosystem for local to regional scale: implication for land productivity.
    • Mati, B; Cumbane, A; Messo, J; Nyang’au, W; Junior, E; Cassimo, Y; Montani, K; Jampani, M; Gebrechorkos, S.H; Ito, M; Hettiarachchi, H., (2015). Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment in Peri-Urban Agriculture: The case study in Kenya and Mozambique.
    • Gebrechorkos, S.H: Seebaluck,V; Ito, M; Hettiarachchi,H; Sookhur, A., (2015): Options for Producing Treated Wastewater and Remaining Sludge for agriculture; the Mauritius case study.
    • Julies, E; Alema, A; Smith, B; Asgedom,A; Zenebe, G; Jampani,M; Gebrechorkos, S.H; Ito, M; Hettiarachchi, H., (2015). Application of Bio-augmentation for Sustainable Treatment of used water in Namibia and Ethiopia.


    • Gebrecherkos, S and Fathy, A., (2014). The Role of ICTs in Water Resource Management (UN publication,
    • Intosh, M and Gebrecherkos, S., (2013). Partnering for solutions: ICTs in Smart Water Management (UN publication by ITU and UNESCO,