An international consortium of social and environmental scientists researching the impacts of hydrological, agricultural, and social change on the people and ecosystems surrounding the Lower Omo Valley and Lake Turkana.

The Omo-Turkana Research Network (OTuRN) is an international consortium of social and environmental scientists researching the impacts of hydrological, agricultural, and social change on the people and ecosystems surrounding the Lower Omo Valley and Lake Turkana – i.e. the Turkana Basin. The objectives of OTuRN are to facilitate communication among researchers active in the basin, to coordinate multi-disciplinary research, and to assist in disseminating knowledge to the media and to members of the public.

OTuRN Updates

New paper: Ecosystem service dynamics in the Lower Omo

August 28, 2019

OTuRN affiliates have published a new paper from the SIDERA project: Integrating Participatory Methods and Remote Sensing to Enhance Understanding of Ecosystem Service Dynamics Across Scales

First SIDERA Briefing Notes Published

July 22, 2019

Preliminary findings from the ESRC/DFID funded research project 'Shifting In/equality Dynamics in Ethiopia: from Research to Application' (SIDERA) have been published in a series of four briefing notes, with more to follow (Grant Ref: ES/R002460/1).

OTuRN colleagues cited in Guardian article

June 13, 2019

Reflecting on the publication of the Oakland Institute report 'How They Tricked Us: Living with the Gibe III dam and sugarcane plantations in southwest Ethiopia', multiple OTuRN affiliates were cited in a Guardian article on June 13th, 2019.

Fishing on the River Omo

First situation analysis of developments in the Omo-Turkana basin published

January 9, 2019

The OTuRN situation analysis, a product of our 2016 workshop, was published by Ambio online in January 2019, and has already had 2600 downloads.

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