Luedeling, E. and J. De Leeuw
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World Agroforestry Centre
Project Report from the ARIGA UPGro Catalyst Study
The city of Wajir in Northern Kenya, the capital of the county of the same name, has experienced rapid population growth in recent decades. The city has so far never had a reliable supply of clean drinking water or a sanitation system. To improve the situation, plans are currently considered to construct a water pipeline from Habaswein, another locale in Wajir County that is about 110 km away.
Regarding project design, two issues emerged as important. Poor project design was identified as one of the major risks to project success. Furthermore, activities to build consensus around the intervention and ensure that all stakeholders approve of the intervention is critical. Payments for Environmental Services were included in the model, but other benefit-sharing mechanisms, as well as awareness-raising measures, should also be explored.
Luedeling, E. and J. De Leeuw (2014) Water for Wajir. Decision modeling for the Habaswein-Wajir Water Supply Project in Northern Kenya , August 2014 , World Agroforestry Centre , Nairobi, Kenya
Water for Wajir
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