SWIMS (Somalia Water sources Information Management System)
SWALIM released an information management tool - the Somalia Water sources Information Management System (SWIMS) in August 2006. SWIMS is a relational database application designed to store and manage data for the five principal types of water sources in Somalia: boreholes, dams, berkads, dugwells and springs.It has three core modules:
- Source Location module holds the primary table to which all other data are linked. Each source location is uniquely identified by name, source type and GPS coordinates.
- Source Records module is designed to provide a record that can be used to build a comprehensive history of the source. To use this feature, the user is required to collect data regularly on the source.
- Source Interventions module provides project managers and planners with the means to answer questions about the past, on-going and planned activities on a source, and by whom.
Data sharing amongst swims users has been simplified into a click of a button [Import/Export] function. If you are using SWIMS, you can update the national water sources database by emailing your SWIMS export data to email@example.com .
To meet the diverse needs of different users, SWIMS offers a feature for querying data in a variety of ways and generating reports in MS Excel. This allows users to customize the reports to suit their organization's requirements. The data is generated in a format that can be easily imported and mapped by GIS applications. Click here to download the swims district maps
For more information and technical support on SWIMS, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org