Catalysing low cost green technologies for sustainable water service delivery in Kenya: Feasibility Study Report

Wangai Ndirangu, Caroline Schaer

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    Since 1974, the government of Kenya has recognised water supplies as critical for poverty reduction and development. Kenya’s economic and social development Vision 2030 emphasises the need for adequate and sustainable provision of water supply and sanitation services, with a target to achieve universal access by 2030. However, thus far most water development targets have not been achieved. Improvement has been much slower in rural and low income urban areas, and the current funding level is inadequate to achieve universal access by 2030. Over the years, official effort have been complemented through non-programmatic community and selfhelp action, but many projects quickly deteriorate after implementation and are rarely functioning 5 years
    after implementation. Consequently, water services available for the poor in Kenya are often inadequate, unsafe and unsustainable. Weak attention to planning, standards and operations and maintenance, including source and cost of energy in rural and peri-urban water supplies is a key challenge to functionality and sustainability.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages147
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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