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W 05-Status of Medium to Large Irrigation Schemes in Southern Somalia: This report documents findings of an assessment carried out by SWALIM to determine the status of the medium to large irrigation schemes in Southern Somalia and their irrigation infrastructure. Thorough literature review, key contact interviews with extensive remotely sensed data analysis were carried out to arrive at the assessment results. Baseline irrigation infrastructure information database was constructed. The results obtained together with the recommendations are expected to form the bases for the infrastructure rehabilitation efforts by the donor community. Download file (9 MB) 
W 08-Rural Water Supply Assessment: This report documents findings of an assessment carried out by SWALIM in three regions; Puntland, Somaliland and South-Central Somalia, to determine the situation of water supply in the rural areas of Somalia. The Somalia Water Sources Information Management System (SWIMS) national database was the main source of information to the study, alongside reports from previous studies and interviews with key partners in the water sector in Somalia. The report highlights the available water sources, technologies in use and water quality among others. The government authorities, donors and intervening agencies can make use of the report to determine priority intervention areas in meeting the demand for water in the rural areas of Somalia. Download file (1.6 MB) 
W 09-Potential of Rainwater Harvesting in Somalia: A Planning, Design, Implementation and Monitoring Framework: The report documents the potentials of Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) technologies in Somalia, with a standard framework developed for RWH based on an assessment carried out by SWALIM and ICRAF. The assessment involved wide consultations with stakeholders from government ministries, UN Agencies and NGOs participating in fact finding missions and consultative workshops held in Puntland, Somaliland and South Somalia. The report is intended to act as a reference material for policy makers to prioritize and guide community, government and external support agencies on RWH investment options for increased domestic, agricultural and livestock production. Download file (8.3 MB) 
W 10-Improving Flood Forecasting and Early Warning in Somalia: This report documents the technical options in the development of fl ood forecasting and early warning systems in Somalia. The technical options were developed from an assessment carried out by SWALIM and USGS in Juba and Shabelle Rivers for river flow forecasting and Garowe and Hargeisa towns for flash flood early warning systems. When implemented, the flood forecasting and early warning system would go a long way in saving lives and property damage as a result of frequent floods in Somalia. Download file (6.4 MB) 
W 13-Hydraulic Behaviour of the Juba and Shabelle Rivers: Water resources management of the Juba and Shabelle Rivers involves two major issues: flood management and irrigation water supply. This study was commissioned to determine the hydrology and hydraulics of the two rivers to support these issues. The general hydraulic characteristics of the two rivers were determined and, water availability and water balance at key locations were calculated. Furthermore, detailed analyses of the characteristics of the two river catchments and their hydrological and hydraulic features have been undertaken. A large set of information has been generated. Irrigation water requirements for general cropping patterns followed in the Juba and Shabelle river areas were derived. Using the information generated the off-take levels and the dimensions and profile of the canals can be analysed to derive the capacity of the canals and discharge diverted by these canals in various seasons. This can be used to calculate the water balance of the river at different locations. The results and information produced are useful for irrigation and river management policy makers and planners. Some of the information generated in this study will be incorporated in the atlas of the Juba and Shabelle River Atlas that SWALIM is preparing. Download file (3.7 MB) 
W 15-Flood Risk and Response Management: Natural and man made fl oods disasters regularly lead to emergencies in Somalia, and in particular along the Juba and Shabelle Rivers in the southern part of the country. Their management requires usable and reliable information about produced scenarios and fl ood history. Flood risk and response management provides a range of measures for fl ood hazard mitigation, emergency preparedness; impact response and disaster recovery. This study is intended to provide the Somali interagency with an online information system consisting of data on historical fl oods, current fl ood situation and areas affected besides logistics data. The system also provides directions on effective coordination possibilities for fl ood risk and response mechanisms in order to provide assistance during fl ood emergencies and development to the local communities who are the victims of fl ood calamities. The major output of the study is an information system; the Flood Risk and Response Management Information System (FRRMIS). Download file (6.2 MB) 
W 16-Somalia Flood Forecasting System: In response to the recurring fl oods in the riverine areas of the Jubaand Shabelle Rivers in southern Somalia, SWALIM started developing a flood forecasting system that is capable of advancing early warning information to the vulnerable communities in order to save lives and assets and mitigate the damage caused by fl oods. The fi rst step towards developing this system, involved testing several hydrological models to establish the most appropriate one for Somali conditions. This report describes the data requirements, application and preliminary results obtained from the different hydrological models tested. The results and recommendations of this report form the basis for the development of a functional real time fl ood forecasting system which will be a key input to the emergency fl ood risk and response management system for Somalia Download file (3.3 MB) 
W 18-Inventory of the Drainage Basins of Northern Somalia: The inventory of northern Somalia drainage basins provides a broad appreciation of the drainage basins with baseline information on administrative, physical environment, climate, water and land resources of the four major drainage basins in the region - Gulf of Aden, Darror, Tug Der/Nugal and Ogaden. Historical average climatological and hydrological data were used to create the information on water resources for the drainage basins, while physiographic data on terrain, soils, vegetation, etc. were used to generate the land resources information. The information and products generated are presented in the form of maps for each drainage basin. The document will be updated as more data is collected. Emergency, rehabilitation and development planners in northern Somalia will fi nd this a useful working document. Download file (10 MB) 
W-7 Urban Water Supply Assessment: This assessment was carried as part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UNICEF and FAO/SWALIM. The purpose was to collect the necessary data and information that could help in preparing a methodology for assessing urban supplies and their capacity to meet the millennium development goals, after the major rehabilitation works that carried out by UNICEF in the urban water supply sector. Download file (3.6 MB) 
Maps
River Gauge Stations Network in Somalia. Download file (114 KB) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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