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National Integrated water resources management and Investment plan in Somaliland – 2017

The first national water master planning exercise of its kind in Somaliland, the National Integrated Water Resources Management and Investment Plan, provides for a 30-year programme of investment in the water sector. Funded by a grant from the African Water Facility (AWF) under the African Development Bank (AfDB), a project to prepare this Plan was launched in early 2017 with the end goal of building resilience to climate change and reducing water stress in Somaliland.

The Plan addresses water resources stewardship and development based on the principles of integrated water resources management (IWRM) and envisages three decade-long continuous phases of investment (2020-2030, 2030-2040, and 2040-2050). 

The overall purpose is to identify the major strategic opportunities to mobilise the country’s water resources in order to meet the long-term demands of the country – its people and economic development – and provide a strategic guide to overall investment through a coordinated and holistic approach.

NIRAS A/S Consultants of Denmark in partnership with WE Consult of Uganda were engaged to undertake the consultancy services