Laikipia Rainwater Project


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Laikipia Rainwater Project


Water Supply and Sanitation

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Total: $11,021;

Sources of Financing: (CWI-53)


2007 - 2008


Under implementation

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The project is located in Ngarua Division of Laikipia District. The area is semi-arid. The project area experiences acute water shortage due to lack of surface water and unreliable rainfall. This has caused the community to go for long distance in search of clean water. The community is forced to use unhygienic water that has resulted to poor health conditions. The project aims to construct 1 tank to each of the 4 schools to harvest rainwater for domestic and promote the planting of trees/fruits within the school compound. The project will include 4 management committee trainings.

Notable Community Participation

The benefiting community will be involved in the planting of trees, the maintenance of the facilities (water tanks) and contribute to the project in cash and locally available materials

Capacity - Building Component

There shall be 1 training in each school to empower the community on project management and health related issues.

Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods

Fruit trees and trees for timber will help to generate income for the maintenance of the water tanks

Gender Focus

The schools are mixed hence the project will benefit both boys and girls, men and women who are the target community.

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See also

  1. Water and sanitation services reforms in Kenya
  2. Water Conflict and Cooperation/Nile River Basin
  3. The Nile: Moving Beyond Cooperation
  4. The Human Right to Water:Translating Theory into Practice
  5. Protecting springs, and providing clean spring water to Maji Moto Town, Kenya
  6. Nile Transboundary Environmental Action Project (NTEAP)
  7. Naibunga Conservance Rock Water Harvesting Project
  8. Micro hydro plants in Kenya
  9. Mainstreaming Groundwater Considerations into the Integrated Management of the Nile River Basin
  10. Local Responses to State Water Policy Changes in Kenya and Madagascar
  11. Lake Jipe Conservation Project, Tanzania
  12. Koseo Spring Protection
  13. Kimotony Water Spring Protection Project
  14. Kapmuyebet Community Based Organization Project
  15. Kailer Community Development Project
  16. Integrated Water Supply and Improved Sanitation in Rural Schools in Ngarua Division, Laikipia District.
  17. Enhancing Water Governance in Kenya through a Human Rights Based Approach
  18. Community-based Integrated Coastal Zone Management for enhanced agricultural biodiversity and improved rural livelihood in Amlakpo, Adodoajikope, Asigbekope and Kenya in the Dangbe East District
  19. Combined household water treatment and indoor air pollution projects in urban Mambanda, Cameroon and rural Nyanza, Kenya
  20. Cheptolili Self-Help Dam Project
  21. Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystem (ASCLME) Project

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