Climate Energy Water Institute

Who We Are

A Somali institution to combat climate change, combat poverty and create jobs. Develop solar technology and introduce resilient water resources initiatives

Somalia Water Resources

Somalia climate is dry and hot with recurrent droughts, famine and  flooding all linked to climate change.

 Somalia has two main rivers, the Jubba and Shabelle Rivers. Shabelle and Juba rivers start from Ethiopian highland runs 1100 km and 800 km respectively. 

Somalia’s other water resources include  boreholes, “berkado” and shallow water reservoirs

Somalia Rain Pattern

Somalia has  two rainy seasons –Gu’ from April to June, and Dayr from October to December. However, rainfall is unreliable with extremes of long droughtsand short unpredictable heavy rains that cause excessive flooding causing a cycle between drought and flooding

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Flooded River

Camel Watering Pond

Who We Are

A Somali institution to combat climate change, combat poverty and create jobs. Develop solar technology and introduce resilient water resources initiatives

Climate Change Effects

Climate change in Somalia is a national security. Both climate induced drought and flooding cause human loss and puts livestock herders and farmers livelihood at risk. This creates large number of displaced people all around the country with no national government with the ability to care for them. In 2021, 75% of all displacement was due to drought and flooding

Somalia needs urgent water resources management including modeling river flows, rainwater retention techniques and developing early warning technology

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CEWI Water Role

CEWI vision is to see water management tools and green infrastructure become central in alleviating poverty, creating jobs and building climate change resilience

 To achieve this vision, CEWI will develop models, tools and training for climate resilient water resources as means to adopt climate change’s  devastating effects

CONTACT

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https://cewinstitute.com