Mount Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership Launches Uniting Three Counties

14 October 2016 – Following a commitment from almost 30 public-private-civil society partners to collectively address water-related risks in the Upper Ewaso Ng’iro North Catchment, the Mount Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership, or MKEWP, launched in October and was joined by over 140 stakeholders.

Spearheaded by the County Government of Laikipia, the Laikipia Wildlife Forum, Mount Kenya Growers Group, and the Kenya 2030 Water Resources Group, the partnership will provide a mechanism by which water access, use, management and conservation can be addressed in the catchment area—an area of approximately 15,000 square kilometers. Driven by its motto, “Maji yetu, Jukumu letu,” “Our water, Our responsibility” in English, the platform unites Meru, Nyeri and Laikpia counties to address challenges surrounding: water allocation and use management; water resource infrastructure development; and institutional capacity in the catchment.

For more information on the MKEWP, see factsheet >>