The Abbay River Basin is the first of the twelve basins in Ethiopia for which a River Basin Organization has been created. The establishment of the Abbay Basin Council and Abbay Basin Authority (ABA) was gazetted on 12 may 2008. The main missions of ABA is to prepare de basin's master plan and monitor its implementation. Two inter-related sub-basins that fall into the juridiction of ABA are the Tana and Beles sub-Basins. These basins have separate sub-basin organizations. Tana (TaSBO) and Beles sub-basin organizations (BeSBO), respectively housed in Bahir Dar and Asossa.The TaSBO and BeSBO works with ABA in a holistic way within the framework of the basin as a whole and in line with the principle of "subsidiarity".
To contribute for overall sustainable development in the basin by ensuring integrated, participatory, equitable and sustainable water resource management, by Creating favorable conditions for the better protection & conservation of the ecosystem, and through knowledge building & being the center of information.
To see the socio-economic welfare of the people as a result of the integrated development & sustainable management of the water, land and
other related resources of the Basin.
- Cooperation and Integration
- Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development
- Balanced and equitable approach
- Customer satisfaction
-Enhancing the Role of Women