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Evaluation of water projects and assesment of water needs in Hiraan and Middle Shabelle Regions

During the hostilities in Somalia the main target of destruction by the rival warring factions were the rural water points, As a result, the Somali pastoral communities are currently exposed to poor rain seasons. European Development funded projects and other donors rehabilitated water points in a number of rural and urban centres. The study concerns an assessment of water rehabilitation project activities funded by the European Union (EU) in Somalia. The activities that will be under assessment include the water project by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and OXFAM Quebec. The ADRA Project is situated in the Middle Shabelle Region, while the Oxfam Quebec project is situated in the Hiraan region. Both projects have been started up during the1994 as water rehabilitation project. The consultant assisted by local experts, having discussed with the authorities and elders concerned and surveyed the regions, will evaluate the projects completed or currently undertaken. In addition, sufficient data will be produced which will assist the EC Somalia Unit to undertake the funding of rehabilitation of rural! water supply points. The consultant will have to examine the movement of the pastoral communities and the environmental impact of the current proposed interventions.

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Agro-ecological Zoning; Guidelines

The procedures described in this publication are intended as optional guidelines to assist people throughout the world but particularly in developing countries to improve their own evaluations of their land and water resources and their own decisions on their use. Users' records and annotated experiences with the contents of the guidelines, comments on their usefulness and applicability and suggestions for improvements will be welcome to enable a future re-issue to be upgraded in the light of experience.

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Statistics and Stochastic Processes in Hydrology

This publication is actually a series of lecture notes handouts in Statistics and stochastic proceses in hydrology. They were prepared by the author for presentation of lectures for the international course for hydrologists at the international Institute for Infrastructural, Hydraulic and Enviromental Engineering (IIIHEE) at Delft in the Netherlands.

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European Space Agency,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome (Italy)

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Trocaire intervention on agriculture,environment and sustainable natural resource management in Bullahawa -Dolow, Gedo region, Somalia

This is a report on Trocaire international- Somalia Programme's interventions in Bullahawa-Doolow, Gedo Region Somalia. The report is an evaluation of the programme performance (1993 to May 1996) and an assessment of community needs and plan of action in management of land and water resources for the period between mid 1996 to 1998.

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European Commission,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome (Italy)

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FAO, Rome (Italy). Land and Water Development Div.,International Inst. for Land Reclamation and Improvement, Wageningen (Netherlands

Guidelines for Land-use Planning

Land-use planning is sometimes misunderstood as being a process where planners tell people what to do. In this publication, land-use planning means the systematic assessment of physical, social and economic factors in such a way as to encourage and assist land users in selecting options that increase their productivity, are sustainable and meet the needs of society.

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Land husbandry: Components and strategy

The author presents a personal and intentionally which a small rural community (a family, a ward, a confrontational point of view, offering a new and more constructive approach to the problems small farmers face in their battle with the degradation of their land. This is not a manual with clear-cut remedies for each and every erosion problem, but a work that should allow research experts, teachers and agronomists in the field to appreciate differences in situations, diagnose the causes of crises, and propose a range of technical solutions from village, a slope., a hillside or a micro-watershed) can choose the technological package best suited to its particular needs. Rather more instruction-oriented material for training extension agents

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Bari water rehabilitation study Volume I Final report

This study to the rehabilitation of water supply in the Bari region was held by 2 ConsultantsSAWA (Netherlands) and 4 consultants, contracted by SPDS (Somalia). The study was on request of the European Union Somalia Unit. The main purpose of the study was to come to the formulation of two feasible urban and one rural water rehabilitation programme in the region, which can be financed through the EU NGO rehabilitation programme. The report gives a draft of the methodology used (Chapter 1), the context of Bari Region (Chapter 2), the available water resources (Chapter 3) and the economic feasibility (Chapter 4). Based on this information it comes to a philosophy and a plan for further water development (Chapter 5), and a selection of short term and long term projects. For these projects a general outline of the approach (Chapter 6) and the institutional aspects (Chapter 7) are given. Site reports and sketches of the villages and towns visited by the team are collected in a separate report, volume II.

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Bari water rehabilitation study Volume I Final report

This study to the rehabilitation of water supply in the Bari region was held by 2 ConsultantsSAWA (Netherlands) and 4 consultants, contracted by SPDS (Somalia). The study was on request of the European Union Somalia Unit. The main purpose of the study was to come to the formulation of two feasible urban and one rural water rehabilitation programme in the region, which can be financed through the EU NGO rehabilitation programme. This Volume presents the site reports and sketches of the villages and towns visited. All the information gathered is based on interviews and observations made by 1Cm study team. Where budgets and materials are summarised it should be clear that these are rough estimates only. The consultant used these figures for comparison, not for project preparation. Volume I of the study describes the plan for water development in the Bari region

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Planning for Sustainable Use of Land Resources:Towards a new approach

This publication clarifies issues and emerging concepts relating to a new integrated and holistic approach to land use planning in line with the needs of Chapter 10 (Integrated Approach to the Planning and Management of Land Resources) of Agenda 21 of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). Definitions of land, natural resources and the various types of planning are presented and discussed. The paper introduced elements to be considered, such as land tenure issues, stakeholders, land qualities and sustainability indicators, together with the relationship between rural and urban planning. A planning sequence is briefly outlinedit begins with definition of objectives and includes the development of a framework for decision-making, the development of information databases and tools and multiple goal analysis. Finally the institutional aspects of planning and implementation are briefly discussed.

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Flora of Somalia, Volume 4- Angiospermae (Hydrocharitaceae - Pandanaceae)

The aim of the project is to cover all vascular plants known to occur in Somalia, and establish a foundation for all future plant related work in the country. This fourth volume (The second one to appear in a planned series of four ) covers the monocotyledons. With this volume we get for the first time a detailed picture of those grasses, sedges, palms, sea grasses, lilies, e.t.c. that grow in Somalia. 585 species are treated, 50 of which have been described as new wthin the project. A number of species additional to volume 1 are also included in the project (extract from the books abstract)

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Report of Lower Juba Valley Exploratory Mission

Objectives of Mission to Lower Juba Valley: 1.To visit critical flood prone areas along the Juba River, assess the present state of the flood protection structures and to explore and identify potential quick impact and high priority flood protection projects2.To meet with local communities, local authorities, political faction leaders, UN Agencies, NGOs and discuss priority needs as perceived by the local communities concerned3.To make report of findings available to donors, UN agencies and NGOs and try tomotivate them fund specific projects considered to be feasible.

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