Geo Expertise is active in the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as an essential tool for decision making in the fields of natural resources management as well as in social and economic research and human rights monitoring.
In collaboration with Solidarité International, Geo Expertise had implemented a hydrogeological survey in Azaz area. the objective is to identify wells with sufficient flow to supply five IDP camps in Azaz region.
Geo Expertise completed a rehabilitation assessment of the Al Ruj irrigation scheme and began implementing the project in collaboration with Zaytoona and Nada association. The project comprises the rehabilitation of irrigation canals, the repair or replacement of pumps and the installation of two electric generators.
The current phase aims at restoring irrigation on 700 hectares for the production of food crops such as wheat, legumes and vegetables in order to raise the level of food security. It is expected that the production of wheat will be increased by 2,000 tons without over drafting groundwater resources. The project provides employment for farmers, experts, engineers and technicians. It contributes to improving livelihoods and reduces immigration. The number of beneficiaries of the project is estimated at 28,000 comprising 55% children.
To ensure continuity of the project, a local management system was developed based on the establishment of a water user association and a funding plan was designed including the private sector, water users and funding agencies. The project funded from the Qatar Red Crescent. Video, Ar Ruj Rehabilitation Project Flyer
The Program has documented in north western and central Syria 25 water supply networks crossed by demarcation lines and/or ethno-sectarian territorial limits. The rehabilitation and management of these water networks requires the establishment of a negotiation and mediation process involving all stakeholders. A pilot project is conducted in north western Syria with the support of the Human Security Division of the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs.
This regional map will take into account the topographical, natural and environmental factors as well as the socio-cultural and economic characteristics of the Syrian space.
The program aims at building capacity to support small-scale private irrigation and improve production technics. It also aims at defining potential irrigation areas using satellite images and field data. Remote sensing is essential to locate irrigation development potential, to define small-scale irrigation development strategies and to strengthen advocacy capacities of farmer organizations. Read more
Humanitarian aid in Syria is by far insufficient and widely considered a tragic failure. Humanitarian aid interventions carried out by international organizations are strongly hindered by a series of obstacles to reach the people in need of assistance. Syrian civil society organizations are some of the most capable bodies to operate in the country. Their work is largely unknown or ignored. Some organizations, mainly confessional charity associations, were created before the conflict; the large majority of these organizations were formed during the conflict. Their members (he or she) are physician, engineer, pharmacist, professor, student, nurse, lawyer, farmer. Read more
Geo Expertise had conducted in collaboration with the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) a campaign of collect geo-referenced data and satellite imagery analysis to assess the state of agriculture in Orontes Basin and North East of Syria. This study has contributed to assess the state of the agriculture sector and has identified the areas where the security and social condition allow to develop a rehabilitation project(Ar Ruj, Azmarin, Aldousat, ...). The project monitired the state of irrigation schemes and assessed rehabilitation needs. Read more
Le programme vise à analyser les défis et les perspectives de gestion de l’eau et d’établir un réseau scientifique et technique multidisciplinaire sur la gestion de l’eau dans le bassin de l’Oronte y compris les organisations libanaises, syriennes et turques. Il est mené en collaboration avec l’Institut de recherche agricole libanaise (LARI), le Centre d’hydrogéologie de l’Université de Neuchâtel, le Laboratoire de systèmes d’information géographique de l’Institut fédéral de technologie de Lausanne (EPFL), la Faculté des géosciences et de l’environnement de l’Université de Lausanne, la Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée à Lyon et Geo Expertise. Click here to continue
Dans le cadre du projet des Nations Unis pour la santé de la femme et de l’enfant, Geo Expertise a collaboré avec l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé sans son projet pilote dans 5 pays sur l’analyse de l’accessibilité géographique des services de soins.
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