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Catalysing Green Technologies for Sustainable Water Service Delivery Kenya- Feasibility study framework

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UNEP DTU Partnership
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Water services in Kenya are often inadequate, unsafe and unsustainable. The arid and semi-arid and  poor  peri-urban  areas  are  mostly  vulnerable  and  are  largely  characterized  by  low  water services  provision  and  severe  water  scarcity,  where  the demand  substantially  surpasses  its availability. Additionally, climate change is expected to significantly impact on water availability and  therefore  creating  the  needs  of  climate  proof  investments  for  improved  water  access  in underserved areas in Kenya.  
Objective of Study  
A pre-feasibility study is underway to determine the technical, economic and social feasibility of water pans, solar and wind pumping systems for improved water services and climate proofed infrastructure.  
Field data collection  
Towards developing this study report, a field study took place between 28 th  November and 17 th  December 2016  in four counties (Baringo, Embu, Homabay and Isiolo), selected upon nationally representative  sample  taking  to  account  the  seven  ecological zones  in  Kenya,  peri-urban experiences in these counties and areas where the Water Services trust Fund (WSTF) have active interventions.