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Kwale County WASH Actors take Water Resources Management a notch higher.

Kwale County WASH actors have been holding discussions on how to deal with Water Resource Management issues. The actors have joined hands to form a Water Resource Management forum. The forum’s initial task is to protect River Mkurumudzi catchment in Kwale County. The actors, who are now members of this forum, include local community institutions …

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Empowering citizens in Kajiado and Laikipia county Watershed empowering citizens programme launched

On 25th and 28th September 2017 Watershed – empowering citizens programme was launched in Laikipia and Kajiado Counties respectively. The event attracted different stakeholders from the two Counties, with representatives from government and government agencies such as Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Water Resources Authority, National Environment Management Authority and National Drought Management Authority, the …

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Aiming for an ODF County: Celebrating World Toilet Day in Tharaka Nithi

4.5 billion people globally live without a household toilet that safely disposes of their waste. World Toilet Day is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. By 2030, the Sustainable Development Goals, specifically SDG #6, aim to reach everyone with sanitation, and halve the proportion of untreated wastewater and increase recycling and safe …

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New Sanitation and Water for All steering committee meet in Maputo

The Sanitation and Water for All steering committees meeting took place on the 4th – 7th of December 2017 in Maputo, Mozambique. The elected steering CSO representatives who participated and voted on key decisions were; Thilo Panzerbieter representing the northen CSOs, Samson Shivaji representing the African CSOs, Zobair Hasan, representing Asian CSOs, Fatema Akthar representing …

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Our Water Stewardship Story: IWASP/KEWASNET Partnership

Since September 2015, KEWASNET and the International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP) have been working together to improve water resources management (WRM) and water stewardship knowledge and skills of KEWASNET, its members, and selected counties. As reported in the Annual CSO Sector Report, there is generally low prioritization of WRM initiatives both by the public sector …

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Taita Taveta County Hosts National World Water Day 2018 Celebrations

Kenya Water and Sanitation Civil Society Network joined other stakeholders and partners in the Water sector to celebrate World Water Day on the 22nd of March 2018 at Maswere Girls High School in Taita Taveta County. The National celebrations was graced by the Cabinet Secretary for Water and Sanitation, Hon. Simon Chelugui, his Permanent Secretary, …

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Maintenance of WASH infrastructure awareness a big boost to Kwale County

Kwale County has for a long time been struggling to cope with chronic water shortages and the inadequacies of their existing water infrastructure. This is despite the fact that adequate drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene are all essential ingredients to ensure human health.This problem is being addressed through the funds being directed to Counties for …

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Working towards sustainable & Resilient WASH services – 41st WEDC International Conference

Kenya hosted the 41st Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) International Conference at Egerton University in Nakuru County from the 9th to 13th July 2018. WEDC is a comprehensive and interactive learning event, which provides continued professional development for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector professionals. The conference themed, Transformation towards sustainable and resilient WASH …

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Investigating the Barriers That Prevent Successful Implementation of Community-Led Total Sanitation in Kajiado County, Kenya

Community-led Total sanitation (CLTS) is used in over 40 countries all over the world, one of them being Kenya, where it is currently used as a national sanitation policy. CLTS was first introduced in Kajiado in 2011 and so far, results have been mixed. In 2014, around one fourth of the total population still practiced …

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