New Project in Partnership with Both ENDS and Via Water
ELCI launches a 2-year project titled Empowering People and Nature; Promoting a Negotiated Approach in Sustainable Sand Utilization’ in Kilome Sub County of Makueni County, Kenya. This project aims to promote integrated water resource management (IWRM) through sustainable sand harvesting, while working with resource user groups, the local communities, the private sector and the County Government in Kilome Sub County.
Uncontrolled sand harvesting in the mid Athi River catchment has led to lowering of the water retention capacity of tributaries and distributaries, leading to reduced access to ground water in Kilome Sub County in Makueni County. The project will integrate water resource management through sustainable sand harvesting while strengthening livelihoods and economic opportunities for the local communities.