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SWALIM stands for Somalia Water and Land Information Management, and the name says it all; it is an information management unit serving Somali administrations, non-governmental organisations, development agencies and UN organisations engaged in assisting Somali communities whose lives depend directly on water and land resources.One and a half decades of civil strife in Somalia have resulted in the loss or damage of most of the water- and land-related information collected in the previous half century. By producing baseline information, assessin [...]


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Prefeasibility and Geophysical Investigations, Garowe Town Water supply, Puntland State Somalia  [1998]

Adventist Development and Relief Agency [Corporate Author] Earth water Ltd [Corporate Author]

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Earth Water Ltd was commissioned by Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Somalia to Carry out pre-feasibility geophysical and hydro geological investigations to determine the presence of an aquifer in the surroundings of Garowe town in the Nugal region of the Puntland State of North Eastern Somalia. The investigations were executed in a multi-step approach: I) Desk study 2) Field reconnaissance study 3) Data acquisition 4) Data analysis and reporting The Client requires detailed information on the availability of groundwater resources to be used for the development of a central water supply for Garowe town. The projected water demand for domestic consumption is in the order of 800 m3 /day. The objective of the present study is to assess the available groundwater, to recommend the best possible sites for further detailed investigations to develop a centralized weilfield for drilling of several boreholes, the required depth, expected yield and water quality. For this purpose all the available hydro geological information of the area has been analyzed and a geophysical survey carried out.