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Published: September 20, 2021

LIAZ Exploration Technology: Locating the aquifers in the Somali Region 

As Ethiopia’s shallow water sources are becoming scarce and polluted, alternative water supplies by exploring sustainable deeper groundwater sources needs to be identified. The development of deeper aquifers that are interconnected with surface and groundwater recharge zones is an effective solution in the drought-affected Somali Region. LIAZ Exploration will use its latest airborne exploration tools to locate sustainable deeper groundwater sources in one of the most drought-affected area.

The LIAZ team can detect unique, large, and medium volumes that can fundamentally solve water supply problems on a scale of both the whole region and even the whole country. The team will conduct specialized forecasting-search works to map localized areas before subcontractors doing geophysical works and launching drilling operations. It will enhance the identification of areas with a high potential for groundwater occurrence, which in turn increases the drilling success rate.

Published: September 20, 2021

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UNDP COUNTRY OFFICE

Ethiopia

SECTOR

Sustainable management of natural resources

CONTRACTOR

MODELARNA LIAZ spol. s.r.o.

AWARD (USD)

$40,000

LOCAL PARTNER

Somali Regional State Agricultural and Natural Resources Bureau