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2015

Identification of sustainable groundwater resourcesImproving water supply availability to drought affected communities in Dollow, Baardheere and Garbahaarey districts, in Gedo Region, through – Somalia

Somalie

Titre : Identification of sustainable groundwater resourcesImproving water supply availability to drought affected communities in Dollow, Baardheere and Garbahaarey districts, in Gedo Region, through – Somalia

Pays /Région : Somalie

Code projet : CHF-DDA-3485-746 -

Durée : 12 mois Fev 2015

Contexte
The water supply situation in Somalia is poor, particularly in rural areas where women and children cover long distances in the dry season to collect water for domestic and livestock use. According to a recent study by SWALIM, FSNAU and UNICEF, 71% of the Somali population have no access to an improved source of water. As a result, the population, particularly women and children live under harsh conditions which expose them to diseases associated to unsafe water and even experience sexual gender based violence as they search for water. Gedo Region in south Somalia is one of the worst affected areas by re-current droughts in the country. Rainfall performance has been below average for many parts of the region in the recent past, resulting high costs for water provision through long distance trucking.

Présentation
This project will be implemented by FAO under its Somalia Water and Land Information Management - SWALIM Project. SWALIM continues to deliver timely and relevant water and land information to inform emergency response, early warning and preparedness. SWALIM supports the humanitarian community on preparedness through provision of analysis and trends on flood and drought prone areas, which are used to develop contingency and response plans, and in-depth analysis and projections of underlying climatic and ecological factors that trigger emergencies in Somalia. Major activities include assessment of rural and urban water supply, several inventories of strategic water sources, and the hydrogeological survey and assessment of selected areas in Somaliland and Puntland. SWALIM is also active member of the WASH technical working group looking at sustainable solutions to water stress in Gedo Region.Currently, SWALIM is undertaking a geophysics and hydrogeology investigation for Ceel Waaq District of Gedo Region which is similar to what is proposed for this project. Risk and mitigation measures for this project will follow the overall FAO Somalia risk management framework which will be adjusted during implementation

Porteur du projet : FAO (Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

Financement : Nations Unies

Contribution : 200,000.00 $

United Nations Development Group

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