Spring Improvement Project (SIP)

The Spring Improvement Project (SIP) aims to enhance water conservation and accessibility to clean water for domestic, livestock, and agricultural use in the Sondu sub-basin.

Kenya

ongoing

The Spring Improvement Project (SIP) aims to enhance water conservation and accessibility to clean water for domestic, livestock, and agricultural use in the Sondu sub-basin. Implemented between 2024 - 2025, the project addresses water insecurity issues driven by land use-land cover changes, climate change, and water resource management challenges. By protecting and improving springs, the project aims to mitigate water quality degradation, scarcity, and inadequate access to clean water in the region.

This project is designed to improve water flow and access through spring protection and development within the Sondu sub-basin. This will be achieved through stakeholders’ engagement, identification, and prioritisation of springs for improvement, hydrological studies, spring protection, community mobilisation, and training.

Project Objectives

  • Identify and prioritise springs requiring protection.

  • Conduct hydrological surveys to assess water quality and quantity.

  • Mobilise local communities for participation in spring protection activities.

  • Construct appropriate spring protection structures to prevent erosion and improve water access.

  • Train local communities in sustainable water management practices to enhance water conservation and governance.

Expected Outcomes

  1. Improved accessibility to clean drinking water

  2. Enhanced health and sanitation conditions

  3. Increased resilience to climate change impacts

  4. Greater economic opportunities, especially in agriculture

  5. Enhanced community participation and ownership in water resource management

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Meet our team

Geoffrey Rono

Geoffrey Rono

Project Manager
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James Kariithi Mwangi

Advisor - Nexus Coordinator
Judy Muriu

Judy Muriu

Community Engagement Consultant

Our donors and partners

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