Addressing water governance challenges around Lake Beseka, Ethiopia: A social network approach
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by Upeksha Hettiarachchi
OPEN ACCESS | CC-BY-4.0
Lake Beseka is a shallow saline lake in the East African Rift Valley of Ethiopia. It has no natural outflows, and has expanded dramatically in size since the 1960s due to factors including groundwater discharge, inflow from hot springs, and excess irrigation water joining the lake through subsurface flows. Figure 1 shows the expansion of the lake from 1986-2012.