Mesfin Mekonnen



Name

Mesfin Mergia Mekonnen

Department

Water Engineering & Management

Tel.

+31 53 489 6879

Tel. Secretary

+31 53 489 4320

E-mail

m.m.mekonnen@ctw.utwente.nl

Position

Postdoc researcher




Postal Address:


University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Civil Engineering
Department of Water Engineering & Management

P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede



EDUCATION

Oct 2003 – March 2005: M.Sc. Environmental science and technology (with distinction), UNESCO-IHE Institute for Infrastructure, Water and Environment, Delft, The Netherlands,

Sep 1995 – July 2003: B.A. Economics (with distinction), Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,

Oct 1993 – Sept 1994: M.Sc. Principles of renewable energy technology, University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany,

Sep 1984 – July 1989: B.Sc. Chemical Engineering, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


EMPLOYMENT RECORD

Sep. 2011 - present: Postdoc researcher,

August 2007– Sep. 2011: PhD candidate, Water Engineering and Management, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands: “Spatially and temporally explicit water footprint accounting”. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ir. A.Y. Hoekstra, [Download thesis]

Aug 1996 – July 2007: Worked as energy expert at different capacities, Ministry of Mines and Energy. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,

Dec 1994 – July 1996: Senior Expert, Oromia Trade, Industry and Tourism Bureau, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,

Sept 1989 – July 1993: Chemical Engineer, Development Projects Studies Authority, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-reviewed Journals:

[12] Vanham, D., Mekonnen, M.M. and Hoekstra, A.Y. (2013) The water footprint of the EU for different diets, Ecological Indicators, 32: 1-8. [Download]

[11] Ercin, A.E., Mekonnen, M.M. and Hoekstra, A.Y. (2013) Sustainability of national consumption from a water resources perspective: The case study for France, Ecological Economics, 88: 133-147. [Download]

[10] Ene, S.A., Hoekstra, A.Y., Mekonnen, M.M. and Teodosiu, C. (2012) Water footprint assessment in north-eastern region of Romania: A case study for the Iasi County, Romania, Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology 13(2): 506-516.

[9] Mekonnen, M.M., Hoekstra, A.Y. and Becht, R. (2012) Mitigating the water footprint of export cut flowers from the Lake Naivasha Basin, Kenya, Water Resources Management, 26: 3725–3742. [Download]

[8] Hoekstra, A.Y. and Mekonnen, M.M. (2012) Reply to Ridoutt and Huang: From water footprint assessment to policy, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1205186109. [Download]

[7] Hoekstra, A.Y., Mekonnen, M.M., Chapagain, A.K., Mathews, R.E. and Richter, B.D. (2012) Global monthly water scarcity: Blue water footprints versus blue water availability, PLoS ONE 7(2): e32688. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032688. [Download]

[6] Hoekstra, A.Y. and Mekonnen, M.M. (2012) The water footprint of humanity, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(9): 3232–3237, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1109936109. [Download]

[5] Mekonnen, M. M. and A. Y. Hoekstra (2012) A Global Assessment of the Water Footprint of Farm Animal Products, Ecosystems 15(3): 401–415, doi: 10.1007/s10021-011-9517-8. [Download]

[4] Mekonnen, M. M. and A. Y. Hoekstra (2012) The blue water footprint of electricity from hydropower, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 16(1): 179-187. [Download]

[3] Mekonnen, M.M. and Hoekstra, A.Y. (2011) The green, blue and grey water footprint of crops and derived crop products, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 15(5): 1577-1600. [Download]

[2] Mekonnen, M.M. and Hoekstra, A.Y. (2010) A global and high-resolution assessment of the green, blue and grey water footprint of wheat, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 14(7), 1259–1276, doi:10.5194/hess-14-1259-2010. [Download]

[1] Van Oel, P.R., Mekonnen, M.M. and Hoekstra, A.Y. (2009) The external water footprint of the Netherlands: Geographically explicit quantification and impact assessment, Ecological Economics 69, 82–92. [Download]


Conference Proceedings:

[3] Mekonnen, M.M. and Hoekstra, A.Y. (2010) Mitigating the water footprint of export cut flowers from the Lake Naivasha Basin, Kenya, In: Hartwig Steusloff (Ed.) Proceedings of the IWRM conference, pp. 274-381, Karlsruhe, KIT Scientific Publishing (ISBN 978-3-86644-545-1).

[2] Van Oel, P.R., Mekonnen, M.M., Hoekstra, A.Y. (2008) The external water footprint of the Netherlands: Geographically explicit quantification and impact assessment, The 10th Biennial International Society for Ecological Economics Conference Proceeding, Nairobi, Kenya.

[1] Mekonnen, M.M. and Hoekstra, A.Y. (2008) The relation between national water scarcity and international trade: A case study for Kenya, The 10th Biennial International Society for Ecological Economics Conference Proceeding, Nairobi, Kenya.


Other reports:

[13] Ercin, A.E., Mekonnen, M.M and Hoekstra, A.Y. (2012) The water footprint of Switzerland, Value of Water Research Report Series No. 57, UNESCO-IHE, Delft, the Netherlands.

[12] Ercin, A.E., Mekonnen, M.M and Hoekstra, A.Y. (2012) The water footprint of France, Value of Water Research Report Series No. 56, UNESCO-IHE, Delft, the Netherlands. [Download]

[11] Gerbens-Leenes, P.W., Mekonnen, M.M. and Hoekstra, A.Y. (2011) A comparative study on the water footprint of poultry, pork and beef in different countries and production systems, Value of Water Research Report Series No. 55, UNESCO-IHE, Delft, the Netherlands. [Download]

[10] Hoekstra, A.Y. and Mekonnen, M.M. (2011) Global water scarcity: The monthly blue water footprint compared to blue water availability for the world’s major river basins, Value of Water Research Report Series No. 53, UNESCO-IHE, Delft, The Netherlands. [Download] [Spreadsheet and grid files]

[9] Mekonnen, M.M. and Hoekstra, A.Y. (2011) The relation between national water management and international trade: a case study from Kenya, Value of Water Research Report Series No. 52, UNESCO-IHE, Delft, The Netherlands.

[8] Mekonnen, M.M. and Hoekstra, A.Y. (2011) The water footprint of electricity from hydropower, Value of Water Research Report Series No. 51, UNESCO-IHE, Delft, The Netherlands. [Download]

[7] Mekonnen, M.M. and Hoekstra, A.Y. (2011) National water footprint accounts: The green, blue and grey water footprint of production and consumption, Value of Water Research Report Series No. 50, UNESCO-IHE, Delft, The Netherlands. [Volume-1] [Volume-2] [Spreadsheet and grid files]

[6] Mekonnen, M.M. and Hoekstra, A.Y. (2010) The green, blue and grey water footprint of animals and derived animal products, Value of Water Research Report Series No. 48, UNESCO-IHE, Delft, The Netherlands. [Volume-1] [Volume-2] [Spreadsheet file]

[5] Mekonnen, M.M. and Hoekstra, A.Y. (2010) The green, blue and grey water footprint of crops and derived crop products, Value of Water Research Report Series No. 47, UNESCO-IHE, Delft, The Netherlands. [Volume-1] [Volume-2] [Spreadsheet and grid files]

[4] Mekonnen, M.M. and Hoekstra, A.Y. (2010) Mitigating the water footprint of export cut flowers from the Lake Naivasha Basin, Kenya, Value of Water Research Report Series No. 45, UNESCO-IHE, Delft, The Netherlands. [Download]

[3] Mekonnen, M.M. and Hoekstra, A.Y. (2010) A global and high-resolution assessment of the green, blue and grey water footprint of wheat, Value of Water Research Report Series No. 42, UNESCO-IHE, Delft, The Netherlands. [Download]

[2] Hoekstra, A.Y., Chapagain, A.K., Aldaya, M.M. and Mekonnen, M.M. (2009) Water footprint manual: state of the art 2009, Water Footprint Network, Enschede, The Netherlands. [Download]

[1] Van Oel, P.R., Mekonnen, M.M. and Hoekstra, A.Y. (2008) The external water footprint of the Netherlands: quantification and impact assessment, Value of Water Research Report Series No. 33, UNESCO-IHE, Delft, The Netherlands. [Download]


Books:

[1] Hoekstra, A.Y., Chapagain, A.K., Aldaya, M.M. and Mekonnen, M.M. (2011) The water footprint assessment manual: Setting the global standard, Earthscan, London, UK. [Download]


Complete list in Google scholar


RESEARCH

Water security

Globalization of water