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A separate page which is web interactive interface has been developed to enable users open access to project results and analyzed outputs. Summaries of integrations and analyses can be presented in multiple formats including online archive for impact scenarios and outputs in GIS formats and model-based outputs. At present the system has included Woody biomass project outputs from which several analyses results in different formats can be obtained. Moreover, EHRS (Ethiopian Highlands Reclamation Study) are also included in the database where one can find land use system erosion, degradation and recommended management practices in different formats.

Linking the database with primary data sets

The database is constructed based on both secondary and primary sources. Under the WLRC direct mandate, the learning watersheds and observatories are major sources of primary data. Various data is now being collected in learning watersheds including detailed watershed baseline survey of each watershed. The report comprises both biophysical (topographic character of the watersheds (slope, relief and DEM), vegetation cover (Natural vegetation, riverine vegetation, and homestead vegetation plantation), land use,water resources, soils and level of degradation) and socioeconomic information including, infrastructure and social services.

The actual research-guided participatory watershed development plan was developed taking into consideration both biophysical and socioeconomic problems and potentials. Data will be collected regularly once the implementation is started and all will be fed to the database systematically. Similarly data from observatories are being collected and will be fed to the database regularly. Other primary data from other sources will also be fed to the database as deemed necessary.