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Water from dry riverbeds: How riverbeds can be turned into water sourcesby hand-dug wells and sand dams

Water from dry riverbeds as a hands on manual provides the requisite insights and information on how surface runoff that is released into seasonal rivers as flash floods can be harnessed and abstracted through appropriate technologies such as hand dug wells, weirs and sand storage dams (sand and subsurface dams). This hands-on handbook begins with a historical perspective/background information on sandy riverbeds as reservoirs of good quality water and then goes on to look into the survey and design considerations required before constructing hand dug wells, weirs and sand storage dams (sand and subsurface dams). This manual has also addressed the concern over when to develop these water sources by giving the suitable seasons for surveys and construction works. The latter information is important because experiences from emergency relief operations in the arid lands of Kenya (i.e. Turkana) have showed that the construction of sand storage dams in times of drought cannot provide the badly needed water to water deficit areas. Instead, these dams should be developed with a view to being recharged during the rainy season and utilized in subsequent dry spells.

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FAO SWALIM Water Sources Maps; ACF survey - Somalia

Map of Somalia showing water points. The map is produced by SWALIM by data from the ACF Somalia water source survey by ACF. Data sources : ACF, ADRA, GAA, GRC, Intersos, SCF, ICRC WATHAB Section

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Somalia Water and Land Information Management, Nairobi (Kenya)

Some medicinal trees and shrubs of eastern Africa for sustainable utilisation and commercialisation

The book 'Some Medicinal Trees and Shrubs of Eastern Africa for Sustainable Utilisation and Commercialisation' is a fulfilment of one of the major recommendations adopted by the East and Central Africa Regional Agricultural Forum for Training Team (ECA-RAFT) Workshop and General meeting held in Kigali, Rwanda, during the period 24th — 281h May 2004. The ECA — RAFT, an ICRAF supported initiative, is a regional network of public Universities and Colleges, dedicated to the enhancement of training in Agroforestry and integrated natural resources management in tertiary institutions. The general assembly of ECA—RAFT, while reviewing the status of Agroforestry and natural resources educational materials available in universities and tertiary institutions in the region, concluded that there was an urgent need to enhance and mobilise the teaching capacity of educators and educational institutions in Agroforestry and integrated natural resources management. Hence, the adoption of the recommendation: andldquoto develop a new manuscript on medicinal trees and shrubsandrdquoas one key regional priority activity in pursuit of this objective. Consequently and within the constraints of the available resources, a regional team drawn from four universities namely, Makerere University, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenyatta University (KU) and coordinated by Maseno University (MSU) was constituted to undertake the task that has culminated in the publication of this book.

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African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education,World Agroforestry Centre

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Centre for Development and Environment

Mapping Global Cities: GIS methods in Urban analysis

Mapping Global Cities: GIS Methods in Urban Analysis shows how the analysis of relevant data with GIS can provide powerful new perspective in addressing urban research and policy questions, and it enhances our understanding and efforts in solving urban planning problems. Author Aye Pamuk draws upon her extensive fieldwork in developing countries, as well as more than ten years of work as a university professor, and extends those in new ways by using the power of spatial analysis with GIS. Part I of the book shows how analysts use GIS to explore global metropolitan regions, and provides an overview of spatial data used in GIS analysis. Part II shows how urban planners and policy makers use GIS, emphasizing the issue of local government and social service delivery. Part III shows how researchers use GIS to analyze spatial patterns in metropolitan areas, including locating immigrant clusters with census data and comparing immigrant clustering patterns across metropolitan areas. The bookandrsquos accompanying CD contains data and printable, step-by-step GIS exercise including a self-directed project, that enable students and users to make maps and explore themes covered in the chapters.

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Country environmental profile for Somalia, August 2006

This CEP provides environmental, Social and economic information to the EC Somalia office to Guide the identification of specific recomendations on enviromental objectives and benchmarks for the EC cooperation activities in ita 2008-2013 indicative programed for Somalia

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FAO SWALIM water sources - ACF survey - Bay

Water sources map for Bay region of Somalia. Map produced using data from ACF survey on Somalia Water sources. To request this map quote the reference: WAT-WATER-17012006-NA3815-A1-001

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Somalia Water and Land Information Management, Nairobi (Kenya)

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Ground water resources investigations

(Extract from summary) This report summarizes the result of the hydrogeological and geophysical studies carried out to assess groundwater potential of the Puntland State of Somali for Mam and Bros drilling company/UNDP project.

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Flora of Somalia, Volume 3 with cummulative index to volume 1-4

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 volume is the last to appaer in a series of four and covers 33 families with a total of more than 1000 species, of which 137 have been described as new within the project. Twenty eight further new species, described in the last few years, which are additional to the previuos published volumes 1, 2 and 4, are included in the appendix, along with a number of species that represent new records for the country. Indexes vernacular and scientific names conclude the volume, and a cummulative index to all four volumes is also provided.

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FAO SWALIM water sources - GTZ survey - Somalia

water sources maps for all regions of Somalia produced from the GTZ water sources survey for Somalia.

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Somalia Water and Land Information Management, Nairobi (Kenya)

Rainwater harvesting in response to water scarcity, The Lare experience

Land cover changes affect the hydrologic regime of an area, manifested at different spatial and temporal scales. This book highlights results of a technical study commissioned by RELMA-in-ICRAF focussing on the relationship between land use and the local hydrology. Field surveys and Quickbird images were used to establish the impact of land use and landcover changes in Lare Division of Nakuru District in Kenya and how these have contributed to the adoption of rainwater harvesting mainly using ponds. It has also dwelt at length on the technical and socioeconomic aspects of the runoff harvesting ponds. It is hoped that experiences learnt from here can be applied in areas of similar agro-ecological zones within the Eastern and Southern Africa region.

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World Agroforestry Centre

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

Environmental Degradation Assesment study report of the the Gebi Valley and Sool Plateau of Northern Somalia

This report contains comprehensive qualitative and quantitative study of enviromental degradation in the Gebi Valley and Sool Plateau of Sanaag Region in the Northern Somalia.The report was commissioned by Horn Relief in recognition of the environmental factors contribuiting to the over four year drought(2000-2004) in the Gebi Valley and Sool Plateau ecological zones. This report provides baseline data for monitoring of environmental change in the areas and information for developing appropriate programs to address environmental degradation and desertification in the areas

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Horn Relief

A to Z GIS, An illustrated dictionary of Geographic Information Systems

A to Z GIS presents the most comprensive collection of GIS terms and illustrations to help students and professionals to help students and professionals understand and use th special language of GIS in research, field studies and real world applications. With definations written, developed and contributed by more than 150 subject matter experts, the book is packed with: more thaan 1800 terms, nearly 400 full color illustrations and seven encyclopedia style appendix articles about annotations and labels, features, geometry, layers in arcGIS, software map projections and coordinate systems, remote sensing and topology.

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13 Sites hydrological site investigation draft report

SHAAC Consulting Company was commissioned by Cosob Well drilling Company of Somaliland to undertake detailed hydrogeological and geophysical investigation at 13 localities in Somaliland. The investigated sites are situated in all regions of Somaliland. Two sites are in Awdal Region, four sites in Northwest region, two in Saaxil, one site in Togdher, two in Sool and two in Sanaag region. The purpose of the study Was to identify suitable locations for successful borehole drilling within the selected town and villages. The project was intended to improve the availability of water and sanitation in areas identified as high priority and those of having acute shortages of water supply. These include areas of settlements of vulnerable groups such as returnees, IDPs and pastoral population though detailed water investigation in order to identify suitable sites for well drilling

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Emergency rehabilitation and institutional support of water points,Bakol, Gedo and Bay regions, Somalia

This report is an end-of-project (EOP) evaluation of the emergency water rehabilitation project between August 14 to September 5 2005 in Bakol and Bay regions. ADRA has been implementing Emergency rehabilitation and Institutional support of water points project in Bakol and Bay regions, Somalia since the year 2000. br Among the project's objectives are: to increase availability and accessibility of Safe water to 15 L/person/day in drought affected districts of Bay and Bakol districts. It also seeks to improve communities' environmental sanitation and personal hygiene, through health and hygiene education.

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Adventist Development and Relief Agency

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German Agro Action, Somaliland

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The World Conservation Union

Inception Report of the Integrated Water Resource Management Plan

The present project is a further development of an initial intervention by GAA in the Dur-Dur Valley. This second phase seeks to contribute to the stabilisation and improvement of rural livelihoods in Awadal region based on the sustainable use of natural resources. The project area covers the entire Dur-Dur watershed, which is situated within the Districts of Borama, Baki and Lughaya. The project is designed to enable communities in the watershed to manage natural resources and farming systems increasingly in a sustainable, efficient and equitable manner. A major investment of the project is to develop an Integrated Water Resource Management Plan (IWRMP) in close collaboration with land-users and administrative bodies.

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German Agro-Action,GROUNDWATER SURVEY (K) Ltd.

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Water from ponds pans and dams, A manual on planning, design, consruction and maintenance

Across Africa's rural areas, reliable water supply is at the root of all sustainable development. In the hands of motivated technical advisors of well organissed community groups, this manual holds the promise to increasing the vital water resources. In consise and readable language, 'water form pans and ponds' guides the reader through all stages of community planning, design and construction, maintenace and operation of these water storage structures. Every chapter is illustrated with figures that add to the text. At the back of the book, you'll find a kit of practical tools on how to plan, survey sites, analyse soil properties, determine water needs and estimate construction costs. This book is meant to help improve water supply for rural communinties throughout East Africa.

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