CWS – Water for Life Project


Water for life Project was implemented in Loima and Turkana West sub Counties targeting a total population of 15582 people and 5000 livestock. The project aimed at reducing vulnerability to drought, reduce resource-based conflicts and reduce water-borne diseases for better living conditions and environmental conservation among the Turkana community. The interventions were designed to provide more secure access to water all year round through development of new water sources at Nakabaran and Nabeye, improving water storage capacity and installing simple water treatment system at Tulabalany rock catchment, rehabilitating the non-functional water facilities and increasing tree coverage by planting trees at all water points to provide immediate and tangible outputs. These will enable the target population to mitigate the effects of extreme drought and thus improving their living standards.

The project incorporated community training on CLTS and PHAST as part of the approaches to ensure positive behaviour change towards hygiene, sanitation and environmental conservation and resource base conflict so as to ensure equitable and fair distribution of resources and environmental management. The project facilitated the formation and capacity building of water management committees in new sites and re-training in old sites on skills development in technical systems and management for sustainability.

Objectives

  • To strengthen community structures to effectively manage water and sanitation facilities through training and collaborative linkages with relevant line ministries in Turkana County by June 2017
  • To create awareness on the link between hygiene, sanitation and water-related diseases, environmental conservation for attitude and behavior change among 1,425 households in target areas of Turkana County by June 2017.
  • To increase access to clean and safe potable water to the 1,625 households in target areas of Turkana county by June 2017