Modjo River

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The Modjo is a river of central Ethiopia. A tributary of the Awash River, its own tributaries include the Wedecha and Belbela.

A report by Action Professionals Association for the People, a non-governmental organization, claimed that laboratory analyses of toxic industrial chemicals in the river waters and clinical data of people in the watershed revealed that the Modjo is one of the two most polluted rivers in Ethiopia.[1][2]


  1. ^ Habtamu Dugo, "Environment in Peril in Oromia, Ethiopia", Independence Institute website, published 8 May 2009
  2. ^ Wondwossen Sintayehu, "Action Professionals’ Association for the People vs. Environmental Protection Authority: Report on the Public Interest Litigation Case instituted at the Federal First Instance Court of Ethiopia", submission to the Thematic Workshop on Governance, Civil Society Participation and Strengthening Partnerships for Chemicals and Waste Management and SAICM Implementation, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (accessed 24 April 2011)

Further reading[edit]

  • Mario Sagria, et alia, "Latest Pleistocene and Holocene river network evolution in the Ethiopian Lakes Region", Geomorphology, 94 (2008), 79-97.

Coordinates: 8°25′16″N 39°0′0″E / 8.42111°N 39.00000°E / 8.42111; 39.00000