Swalim News and Events

FAO SWALIM Conducts Hydrogeological Assessment for Gedo Region

FAO SWALIM has completed a hydrogeological assessment of Gedo Region, South Somalia. The study was done through remote sensing analysis of satellite images.

SWALIM Holds Mogadishu Open Day Event

For only the second time, on 4 October, 2016, SWALIM held an Open Day event in the federal capital of Somalia. The event was well attended, with over thirty participants attending

SWALIM Update on Bayahow River Breakage Repair

SWALIM can now reliably report that the river bank breakage at Bayaxaaw has been closed, initially with sand bags and later by heavy machinery.

SWALIM Welcomes New Chief Technical Officer

The final months of SWALIM Phase V saw the termination of the project leadership of Hussein Gadain, who took up a new posting as FAO Representative in Egypt after successfully serving for three years as Chief Technical Advisor of the land and water information management project (see SWALIM  Update, Issue 11).

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Somalia Drought Watch

Despite some increase in rainfall in Somalia during the last half of November 2016, drought conditions continue to be experienced in many parts of the country following the poor and erratic rain since late September.

Somalia experiencing moderate to extreme drought condtions

The Somalia Water and Land Information Management (SWALIM) and the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) are pleased to share with you their joint publication: Somalia Drought Watch for October 2016. Moderate to Extreme drought conditions are being experienced in the country. The negative trends are not expected to reverse until the next rains, which are anticipated in April 2017.


Somalia Rainfall Forecast 30-11-2016

In the next three days light to moderate rains will be received in southern and central parts of the country and the Ethiopian highlands. The north western regions will receive scattered rains while the north eastern parts will remain dry in the same period.

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Somalia Rainfall Forecast 28-11-2016

Light scattered rains are expected in a few areas at the central and southern parts of the country, especially along the coast. The rest of the country will remain dry in the next three days. Light to moderate rains are expected at the Ethiopian highlands in the same period.

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Somalia Rainfall Forecast 24-11-2016

A few pockets in the western parts of Somaliland and southern regions in Somalia will experience light rains while moderate to heavy rains are expected in the Ethiopian highlands in the coming three days. The rest of the country will remain dry in the same period.

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Somalia Rainfall Forecast 23-11-2016

There will be reduced rainfall activities in most parts of Somalia in the coming three days with exception of the lower reaches of Juba and Shabelle regions where light rains are expected in the forecast period. Moderate to high rains are also foreseen within the Ethiopian highlands in the next t

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