Nafyad Kawo

Nafyad Kawo

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Contact Information

DegreeDoctorate of Philosophy in Natural Resource Sciences with a specialization in Hydrological Sciences
Address244 North Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
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Advisor(s)Jesse Korus


Selected Publications

Mubialiwo, A., Abebe, A., Kawo, N. S., Ekolu, J., Nadarajah, S., & Onyutha, C. (2022). Hydrodynamic Modelling of Floods and Estimating Socio-economic Impacts of Floods in Ugandan River Malaba Sub-catchment. Earth Systems and Environment, 1-23. Online
Gebere, A., Kawo, N. S., Karuppannan, S., Hordofa, A. T., Paron, P. (2021) Numerical modeling of groundwater flow system in the Modjo River catchment, Central Ethiopia. Model. Earth Syst. Environ. 7, 2501–2515.Online
Haji, M., Karuppannan, S., Qin, D., Shube, H., Kawo, N. S. (2021) Potential Human Health Risks Due to Groundwater Fluoride Contamination: A Case Study Using Multi-Techniques Approaches (GWQI, FPI, GIS, HHRA) in Bilate River Basin of Southern Main Ethiopian Rift, Ethiopia. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 80, 277–293. Online
Hordofa, A. T., Leta, O. T., Alamirew, T., Kawo, N. S., & Chukalla, A. D. (2021). Performance evaluation and comparison of satellite-derived rainfall datasets over the Ziway lake basin, Ethiopia. Climate, 9(7), 113. Online
Kawo, N. S., Hordofa, A. T., Karuppannan, S. (2021), Performance evaluation of GPM- IMERG early and late rainfall estimates over Lake Hawassa catchment, Rift Valley Basin, Ethiopia. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 14(4), 1-14.Online
Kawo, N. S., Karuppannan, S. (2018) Groundwater quality assessment using water quality index and GIS technique in Modjo River Basin, central Ethiopia. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 147, 300-311.Online
Kawo, N.S., Zhou, Y., Magalso, R., Salvacion L., (2018) Optimization of an artificial- recharge–pumping system for water supply in the Maghaway Valley, Cebu, Philippines. Hydrogeology Journal, 26(3), 963-977. Online



DegreeMajorInstitutionYear Awarded
Master of ScienceWater Science and Engineering, Specialization in Hydrology and Water Resources UNESCO-IHE, Institute for Water Education, Delft, Netherlands 2015
Master of SciencePhysical Land Resources, Specialization in Land Resources EngineeringVrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB), Brussels, Belgium 2013
Bachelor of ScienceApplied GeologyMekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia 2007



TitleAwarded byYear Awarded
John and Louise Skala FellowshipInstitute of Agriculture and Natural Resources | UNL2022



Areas of Interest/Expertise

  • Catchment processes modeling
  • Climate variability and groundwater drought
  • Aquifer and streambed heterogeneity
  • Groundwater-surface water interaction modeling
  • Groundwater resources management
  • Artificial recharge for groundwater management and water supply: site selection, vadose zone characterization, simulation, and optimization