Personal profile

Personal profile

Dr. Tadele is an environmental engineer who is interested in studying the impact of diffuse pollution on receiving waters, functionality and maintenance of stormwater treatment practices, and green urban infrastructures as stormwater management practice and other ecosystem services.

His expertise includes the development of laboratory and field test methods to assess the suitability of filter media. Dr. Tadele was a lead investigator and author of the Austrian Standard "Soakaways for runoff from roof gutters and reinforced surfaces - Part 3: Filter materials - requirements and tests methods” for the certification of filter media. Recent studies focus on investigating biochar and Minnesota sourced filter media for the removal of pollutants commonly found in stormwater and agricultural runoff as well as sizing and designing of biofiltration system.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU)

Award Date: Dec 18 2018

MSc, Water Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU)

Award Date: Jul 14 2008

Bachelors, Geology, Addis Ababa University

Award Date: Aug 26 2001

External Positions

Part time consultant, Private Practice

Jan 1 2019Mar 31 2020

scientific staff, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU)

Jun 1 2010Jun 30 2018