Water Challenges

Water resources are very unevenly distributed, both across, but also within, Kenya’s five major catchment areas. Based on current water demand and future national development plans, it is estimated that Kenya could face a 30 percent gap between water demand and practically available water supply by 2030.

Kenya program

Learn more about our Kenya program and get to know our partners from this short film.

Our Role

The 2030 WRG was invited in 2014 by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources to support the development of a national multi-stakeholder partnership. The structure of the Kenya 2030 WRG partnership was formally launched in October 2015.


In the one year since the signing of a Letter of Intent between 2030 WRG and the Government of Kenya, we have completed a preliminary hydro-economic analysis, developed a partnership structure with stakeholders, and conducted extensive consultations across the public sector, private sector and civil society. Technical working groups on catchment management (Mt. Kenya region), industrial water, and urban water have been formed, and a fourth group on irrigation is expected to be formed early in 2016.


The opportunities highlighted by stakeholders include the development and strengthening of (i) Agricultural water management; (ii) Industrial water management; (iii) Urban Water Management. The board also identified water governance and the development of financing solutions and innovative business models as key cross-cutting themes

Key Partners

Click here for a list of our key partners in Kenya.

Kenya work stream short films

Please see below our Kenya work stream short films that explain a bit more about our work in the areas of agricultural, industrial water and joint catchment management.