Project publications


Assessing the Potential for Rooftop Rainwater Harvesting from Large Public Institutions (In Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health)

Mapping the gap of water and erosion control measures in rapidly urbanizing Mbezi River catchment of Dar es Salaam (In Water MPDI Journal

Conditions and opportunities for green infrastructure – Aiming for green, water-resilient cities in Addis Ababa and Dar es Salaam (In Landscape and Urban Planning 2017)

Access to a Videnblad: Klimatilpasning ved landskabsbaseret vandhåndtering i afrikanske byer (Videnblade Planlægning og Friluftsliv 5.2-18, Skov og Landskab, December 2016)

Green infrastructure for flood-risk management in Dar es Salaam and Copenhagen: exploring the potential for transitions towards sustainable urban water management (in Water Policy 2014)

Sustainability Transitions in the Developing World: Exploring the Potential for Integrating Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems in the Sub-Saharan Cities

Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems: Examining the potential for green infrastructure-based stormwater management for cities in Sub-Saharan Africa 

Public recreational parks and green environmental development in Addis Ababa (by Kumelachew Yeshitela 2015, in Amharic)

WGA reports

Municipal level policies and site-specific neighbourhood strategies for the Mbezi river catchment

LSM strategy for Jemo River Catchment in Addis Ababa

Local institutional frameworks at community level in Dar es Salaam and Addis Ababa (Report 2 – WP 3)

Green area typologies and mapping of green structures in Addis Ababa and Dar es Salaam (Report 1-WP1)

Urban Water Management in Addis Ababa and Dar es Salaam (Report 1-WP2) 

City Level Institutional Comparisons of Landscape Based Stormwater Management in Dar es Salaam and Addis Ababa Cities (Report 3-WP3)

Green space & livelihood in the WGA case sites of Addis Ababa and Dar es Salaam (Report 2-WP 1)

Draft landscape‐based stormwater management strategies for the Jemo and Mbezi River catchments (Report 2-WP 2)

Presentations and abstracts

Linking landscape based stormwater management with household and community livelihood in two African cities (International conference of World Sustainability Forum, Cape Town, January 2017)

Landscape based stormwater management strategy for Jemo river catchment, Ethiopia (International conference of Water Integrity Forum, 9-11 May 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)

Institutional opportunities and constraints for Integrated Urban Water Management  (IUWM): The Case of Little Akaki River Catchment. East Africa
(International conference of Water Integrity Forum, 9-11 May 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)

Community based planning for sustainable urban water management in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (International conference of Challenges & Opportunities for Watershed Management conference, Nov. 10, 2016, in Ann Arbor– organized by University of Michigan, USA)

Building water resilient green cities in Africa (Poster at 11th Annual Danish Water Forum’s conference – DWF 2017, January 30, 2017, at University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Climate change, urban vulnerabilities and green structures: Barriers and opportunities for low-income communities (Danida Annual Thematic Meeting COSTECH Dar es Salaam, 6th April 2017)

North to South – Urban sustainability in development (March 31, 2017 IGN. Urban Sustainability in Development)

River water pollution in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: A comparison of pollutant levels between Dry/Wet Season and Level of Urbanization. (Presentation at University of Michigan, Dec. 5, 2016.)

Leap-frogging towards water resilience in Dar es Salaam and Addis Ababa. (Presentation to colleagues at Section meeting of Section of Landscape and Planning, University of Copenhagen, March 31, 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark)

Landscape based stormwater management strategy for Jemo river catchment (Presentation to the policy makers of Addis Ababa city administration, May 18, 2017, Addis Ababa Ethiopia)

Water sensitive city regions- a nature-based approach to urbanisation in Ethiopia and Tanzania (The First Symposium by Six Universities on Planning Global City-Regions 2015)

Program for Awareness raising training: Urban green infrastructure and ecosystem training (EiABC & IGN 2015)

Dr. Kumelachew Yeshitela’s presentation (Urban Biodiversity and Social Processes, held in South Africa; co-hosted by North-West University, South Africa and the UrBioNet Research Coordination Network January 2016)


Options for Landscape based Stormwater Management & Green Infrastructure in Urban Areas within developing Countries: A case study of an informal settlement in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (by Lagiya Ayoub Khatib)

The crucial need of urban open spaces in the adaptation to climate change: A case study of the use, function and perception of the open spaces in the unplanned
settlement Kawe Ukwamani in Dar es Salaam (by Marie Madsen)

Water resilience and social capital: Comparing informal and formal housing areas in Addis Ababa (by Silje Breckan Paulsen)