How do you set up a reliable water supply system when an area is facing ten months of extreme drought every year? How do you make sure that the one thing that matters, your cattle, stay alive? "You start planning for the worst."
Who is responsible for improving the resilience of local population in the Kenya Arid lands against natural disasters and impact of climate change? And who pays the bills for sustainable water services? This was one of the questions that came up during workshops held in Kenya in October 2014.
Former president of Kenya, HE Mwai Kibaki, officially launched the Millennium Water Alliance-Kenya strategic plan last week in Nairobi and called for efficient and effective water governance. IRC is a partner in the Millennium Water Alliance.