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5th International Conference on Rain Water Cistern Systems
"Rainwater Catchment for Future Generations"
Keelung, Taiwan, R.O.C. - August 1991

Section 10: Country Reports and Future Outlooks

Page 716

The Nakuru C.P.K. Rainwater Harvesting Project

John Mbugua
International Rainwater Catchment Systems Association - National Representative for Kenya


The above programme started in 1984 with a goal of introducing sustainable affordable, replicable and acceptable water supply projects within 6'1/2 administrative districts which are Nakuru, Nyandarua, Narok, Baringo, Samburu, Kericho and part of Laikipia. During this period of 6 years a number of target groups have been identified and mobilized. To date the programme has over 150 active groups made up of 90% women who are also responsible for their group management. Total number of tanks constructed are over 3,0.00 and sizes:: vary from 500 gallons capacity to 30,000 gallons. This. means over 3`0,000 people and hundreds of cattle have safe water supplies at their homes'. Challenges have been in areas of research, documentation, quality monitoring and promotion of rainwater catchment system in other areas other than domestic, such as agriculture. The programme with assistance from UNICEF hosted first IRCSA workshop which attracted over 55 participants from over 20 organization including 4 ministries. There were also participants from Botswana and Tanzania.

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