The CTCN Consortium partner, UNEP-DTU Partnership supports the Water Services Trust Fund (WSTF) in Kenya, through the provision of technical assistance to catalyse low cost green technologies for sustainable water service delivery in the country.
The aim is to conduct feasibility studies of selected technologies for improved water services in underserviced arid and semi-arid areas and peri-urban areas in Kenya and to develop public private partnerships in the domain. Water services available for the poor in Kenya are often inadequate, unsafe and unsustainable.
Arid and Semi-Arid areas in the Northern part of Kenya and poor peri-urban areas are particularly vulnerable, characterized by low level of water service provision and acute water scarcity, where water demand considerably surpasses availability. The technologies selected for this technical assistance are: wind powered and solar water pumping systems and water pans (run off water harvesting technology). These technologies have the potential to make water management more climate proof, reliable, sustainable and accessible in areas where for example access to diesel for water pumps is difficult.