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King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. (Saudi Arabia) (1993)

Management of groundwater resources in Somalia

Moallim, Mohamed Ali

Titre : Management of groundwater resources in Somalia

Auteur : Moallim, Mohamed Ali

Etablissement de soutenance : King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Grade : Master of Science (MS) 1993

Groundwater is a critical resource for an arid country like Somalia which receives an average annual rainfall of about 300 mm. Synthesis and compilation of scattered hydrogeologic data processed by determination of hydraulic properties of various major aquifers, analysis and interpretation of their hydrologic parameters was performed. General hydrogeological situation including information on recharge, movement, groundwater occurrence, discharge and storage of the aquifers has been assessed. Evaluation and assessment of available surface water for conjunctive use and groundwater resources in the country have been made. The results indicate the availability of water resources meeting the demand for water during the projected period. However, long-term forecasting shows that the available groundwater resources are limited and will not be sufficient to satisfy the growing demand if the country is to depend solely on groundwater. Finally, a comprehensive plan for future development and distribution of water resources is presented.


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