The project is structured into five distinct work packages consisting of 16 activities.
- WP 0: Scientific and administrative project management
- WP 1: Biomonitoring framework to assess the status of Ethiopian Highland rivers
- WP 2: Watershed based case-study sites for education, training and capacity building on aquatic ecosystem management
- WP 3: Socio-economics and aquatic ecosystem services in Ethiopian Highlands
- WP 4: Human and institutional capacity building for the sustainable use of aquatic resources including curriculum enhancement
- WP 5: Dissemination framework