Professor Paolo Billi, Professor of Geomorphology from University of Ferrara in Italy has been on a one day visit to Jimma University together with his students on 31st of January, 2014.
His visit was aimed at facilitating collaboration between the university of Ferrara and Jimma University. In his stay at the campus he delivered lecture to JU staff members focusing on his previous research findings on Erosion, Environmental protection, sediment dynamics and transportation within a river system. He has studied various rivers in the countries of the Horn of Africa in relation to erosion and sediment transportation .In his presentation he underlined the urgency of protecting the environment from being eroded and extending the project life of Hydro Electric Power dams by reducing critical level of sedimentation.
Finally discussion was held with the top management of JU to identify possible areas for collaboration between the two institutions and this has resulted in laying down the foundation for future collaboration.