Lake Naivasha Basin On a Watershed
In order to support local actors in the implementation of the plan, WWF Kenya came up with the Integrated Water Resource Action Programme (IWRAP).
The focus of the programme, launched in January this year, is to create essential enabling conditions for effective water regulation and governance, sustainable land and natural resource use and sustainable development in the basin.
The programme is funded by the Netherlands Embassy-Nairobi and is led and coordinated by WWF Kenya. Other partners include, Imarisha Lake Naivasha Board, Water Resources Management Authority (WRMA), the Dutch University of Twente, Faculty of Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Dutch Water Regional Authorities: Waterschap Noordzijlvest (NZV) and Hoogheemraadschap De Stichtse Rijnlanden (HDSR) and the Kenya Flower Coucil (KFC).
It is a unique and ambitious programme puplic private Partnership People Programme (PPPP) . It is being implemented by all relevant key partners in the basin. The PPPP is a very good example on how government, the private sector and the local communities can come together to enhance the management of water- a key component in achieving economic, ecological and social well-being.
It is envisaged that in the near future other landscapes will borrow a leaf from players in the Lake Naivash Basin and improve water management in their landscapes, too.