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Countries: Kenya
Regions: Galana
Project SDGs:
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Increase Access to Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (SDG 6.1 & 6.2)
Integrated Water Resource Management (SDG 6.5)
Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)
International Cooperation and Capacity Building (SDG 6.a)
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Leaving No One Behind
Services Needed: Financial support
Desired Partners: NGO / Civil Society
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Business
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 2016  »  Ongoing
Project Source: User
Profile Completion: 54%

Project Overview

The County Government of Kiambu County wanted to address the protection of water and environment in the County and sought support from IWaSP to facilitate interaction between the private sector and the Water Resources User Associations (WRUAs). The leadership capacity and commitment of the Kiambu County Government addressing water and environmental related problems was the determining factor for success in this partnership. Although the department of Water, Environment and...

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The County Government of Kiambu County wanted to address the protection of water and environment in the County and sought support from IWaSP to facilitate interaction between the private sector and the Water Resources User Associations (WRUAs). The leadership capacity and commitment of the Kiambu County Government addressing water and environmental related problems was the determining factor for success in this partnership. Although the department of Water, Environment and Natural Resources took the initiative in contacting IWaSP Kenya, the involvement of the Department of Trade, Tourism, Industry and Cooperatives was crucial in the interaction with the private sector.

Project Results

After a couple of introductory meetings between the County Departments (Ministers and Directors), an adapted WRAF market scan seemed to be the most practical tool to get the private sector interested in and committed to a partnership. IWaSP hired a consultant for the market scan and the County Government invited representatives of the private sector for a breakfast meeting. Together, the County Officials and the IWaSP team explained the objective and methodology of the scan and asked interested companies to participate. The response was positive and 15 companies were interviewed. A second breakfast meeting was organized to solicit the companies’ feedback about the outcome of the scan and to agree upon next steps.

The fact that almost all abstractors use groundwater instead of the expected surface water and that therefore they face common problems was an eye opener for the participants during
the feedback session. Also, the need for capacity building and new technologies, and the willingness to conserve the water resources and share best practices was jointly shared. The realization that stakeholders shared common risks and demands created a foundation to join hands and search for solutions.

Parallel discussions were undertaken to highlight water related risks of the public sector and the WRUAs in the catchment. At the end of January 2017, the public and private sectors and civil society organisations participated in a workshop to discuss the different risks and, if possible, to formulate a common goal. With the interested parties (already several of them committed informally), the County Government and IWaSP will take the next steps towards formalization of the partnership.

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Handwashing with soap, when done correctly, is critical in the fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), but millions of people have no ready access to a place to wash their hands, UNICEF said today. In total, only 3 out ... Learn More

Developers: UNICEF The United Nations Children's Fund

This initiative seeks to establish a common view amongst key stakeholder on the measurement, monitoring and disclosure of corporate biodiversity impacts and dependencies. Key outputs are recommendations for the private sector and policy makers on methodologies to measure corporate biodiversity ... Learn More

As the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, the United Nations Global Compact is calling on business leaders everywhere to unite to support workers, communities, and companies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A coordinated international plan involving the business sector will ... Learn More

This interactive bibliography permits you to explore publications on the role or use of biodiversity and ecosystems to 1) address impacts from climate change, 2) help store carbon or reduce carbon emissions, and 3) promote ecosystem-health in the context of ... Learn More

On this page you will find some real-life examples of when working with nature is helping local people deal with the impacts of climate change, as well as improving ecosystem health and storing carbon. Learn More

This is an interactive map linking nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation outcomes based on a systematic review of the peer-reviewed literature. Learn More

This page brings together water and sanitation-related information from UN-Water Members and Partners in the light of the coronavirus global emergency. UN-Water is working to ensure the most up-to-date information, resources and guidance as they become available. Learn More

Developers: UN HABITAT, UNICEF The United Nations Children's Fund , UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP), United Nations Global Compact

This report demonstrates how nature‐based solutions (NBS) offer a vital means of moving beyond business‐as‐usual to address many of the world’s water challenges while simultaneously delivering additional benefits vital to all aspects of sustainable development. Learn More

This page brings together water and sanitation-related information from UN-Water Members and Partners in the light of the coronavirus global emergency. UN-Water is working to ensure the most up-to-date information, resources, and guidance as they become available. Learn More

Water is the lifeblood of California, providing for the household needs of 40 million people and supporting one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world, various commercial and industrial activities, and the health and viability of the state’s ... Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

This standard sets out detailed procedures for quantifying the real GHG benefits of a project and provides guidance to help project developers determine project boundaries, set baselines, assess additionality and ultimately quantify the GHG emissions that were reduced or removed. ... Learn More

New figures from the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (JMP) indicate that WASH services in health care facilities are sub-standard in every region. Learn More

Developers: UNICEF The United Nations Children's Fund

Evaluate the current status of access to safe WASH at the workplace in a given facility of your company. Assess the current status of access to safe WASH at the workplace in a given facility Support decision-making regarding investments and ... Learn More

WBCSD has initiated a special call to action for our members, leveraging our combined business expertise to address this crisis and support the critical role of business. Three new projects – vital supply chains, return to “normal” scenarios and long-term ... Learn More

UNICEF's water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) scope of work in the COVID-19 response is to support affected, at-risk, low-capacity and fragile countries to secure WASH services and infection prevention control in health facilities, and sustain availability and access to WASH ... Learn More

Developers: UNICEF The United Nations Children's Fund , WASH4Work

In this WASH Talk episode, we talk about hygiene promotion, handwashing and behaviour change, highlighting an experience in Bhutan. Learn More

ILO Sectoral Policies and Governance and Tripartism Departments present four self-training modules, which adapt existing ILO training tools on OSH to provide governments, workers and employers with the necessary skills to implement the general principles contained in relevant ILO instruments. ... Learn More

This UN World Water Development report evaluates the vast quantities of domestic, agricultural and industrial wastewater discharged into the environment everyday as a valuable resource rather than costly problem. Learn More

Links to resources related to WASH services and COVID-19 pandemic. Includes frameworks, how to create WASH plans of action, etc. Learn More

To combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus and rebuild our economies during and after the pandemic, collective action on water is essential. Such action can help not only to contain the virus, but also to realize the human right ... Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

Under normal conditions, the flow of tap water through building water systems prevents the buildup of bacteria. This fact sheet seeks to address these issues. Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

Companies are increasingly setting and pursing ‘water balance targets’ as part of their water stewardship strategies. The seeming simplicity of balance goals can be attractive – “we will restore a volume of water equal to the amount our business consumes.” ... Learn More

Developers: WWF

The WEAP system is a user-friendly software tool that takes an integrated approach to water resources planning. Freshwater management challenges are increasingly common. Allocation of limited water resources between agricultural, municipal and environmental uses now requires the full integration of ... Learn More

This report calls for an integrated approach that brings together governments, water users, and the society at large including the private sector, NGOs, and academia to design smart, adaptable and sustainable solutions for water infrastructure impacted by climate change. Learn More

The Water Risk Filter can be used to assess and respond to water related risks for your own operations, suppliers, or growth plans. Learn More

Developers: WWF

The Water Risk Filter can be used to assess and respond to water-related risks for your own operations, suppliers, or growth plans. Learn More

Developers: WWF

On this page you will find links to announcements from WBCSD members companies and others who are taking extra-ordinary business actions in relation to COVID-19. Learn More

Hygiene is both the first and the last defence against diseases due to climate change. Learn More

This bill requires developers to purchase wetland mitigation credits within the watershed they’re affecting. The Department of Natural Resources requires creation or preservation of other wetlands as a condition of an individual permit allowing dredging or filling of wetlands. Builders ... Learn More

Safely managed water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services are an essential part of preventing and protecting human health during infectious disease outbreaks, including the current COVID-19 pandemic. Learn More

The main goal of this guide is to improve understanding and promote more and better use of these knowledge products to inform environmental risks and opportunities in business operations. The aim is to show how knowledge products can help in ... Learn More

Developers: International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

This report considers five areas of ocean-based climate action to mitigate GHG emissions. (1) Ocean-based renewable energy. (2) Ocean-based transport. (3) Coastal and marine ecosystems. (4) The ocean-based food system (wild capture fisheries, aquaculture and shifting human diets towards food ... Learn More

Developers: World Resources Institute

The 2020 edition of the World Water Development Report (WWDR 2020) entitled ‘Water and Climate Change’ aims at helping the water community to tackle the challenges of climate change and informing the climate change community about the opportunities that improved ... Learn More

This is a six-step methodology that can be used for investigating and valuing the costs and benefits of integrating green (or natural) infrastructure into existing water supply systems to improve their performance. Quantifying the costs of green infrastructure investments in ... Learn More

Developers: World Resources Institute

Currently in the prototype phase, this calculator is an excel-based tool with a flexible financial model that estimates the private costs and benefits, including the return on investment, of natural infrastructure interventions designed to enhance aquifer recharge. This tool was ... Learn More

Developers: World Resources Institute

This is a common method for assessing the benefits of water stewardship activities in a comparable way and ensuring they address current or projected water challenges and contribute to public policy priorities. Learn More

Developers: World Resources Institute

Provides a step-by-step framework for flood managers to understand the factors contributing to flood risk in their region, and to pull together the appropriate policies, NBS and traditional engineering to address the problem. Learn More

These guidelines intend to help close the knowledge gap on wastewater treatment technologies and motivate relevant facilities in the apparel and footwear industry to implement the professional treatment systems necessary to meet the ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines. Learn More

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International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP) Learn More

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International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP) Learn More

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