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Date:Â Sun, 11 May 2008 19:50:55 -0700 (PDT)
Subject:Â Research – Rural water supply & CBOs in Kenya
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Good evening Andy
Â I feel happy for youÂ bringing out this topic on water management in developing world including Kenya
Â Water Services Board, mostly issue licenses to Water Resources Users Association WRUA hence they have very little in daily running of the system.
Â We all have Water Tribunal Boards that sits to intervene in water disputes matters that will arises in designated water catchment areas,
Â Water Trust Fund .the funds for now actually are so little that they may not have major impact as it put as 2% of annul allocations and as you are aware there is much duplications of word that little impact is ever felt.
Â Currently there is management wrangles at Water services Board Hqs hence NGO -Nothing Going On of late
Â just for your information drilling water in some parts of this country is very expensive
Â You may well drill water how ever the salt concentration level will be so high that even if you seep u immediately dehydrate.
Â we are still to attain good positioning machines that can accurately determine the quantityof water in a place.
Â Before giving you more stories ,just know if you drill water anyhow you may end up drying some water points in certain areas hence disputes may arise.
Â I will advocate for Rainwater harvesting technologies in arid regions and educate communities on need of water recycling
Â using figures is good idea
Â Take for example If one person uses on average 100 litres of water in a day then we need to calculate how many people in eastern or dry areas amount will be?
Â Then we can identify the deficit after summing up rivers,piped and pans outputs
Â then the deficit is what is supposed to be drilled or harvested but we never follow this simple path.
Â There is need to look at where we bath from can we have the used water recycled?
Â washing cloths, utensils let them be done at a place where water can be re-collected treated etc
Â am out
Â Gibson Nabuteya amenya
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Date:Â Mon, 12 May 2008 10:48:18 -0700 (PDT)
From:Â amenya gibson
Subject:Â Re: Research – Rural water supply & CBOs in Kenya