Water in Kenya

  • The discovery of the biggest aquifer in Kenya

    KENYA, 2013/09/12 The discovery of the biggest aquifer from presently on in Kenya's history could any minute at this time put an end to the drought residents of Northern Kenya experience perennially. The aquifer discovered by UNESCO in Lotikipi of Turkana County is said to have the potential to grow Kenya's water reserves by about 10 % for the next 70 years at an abstraction rate of 1.2 billion cubic metres annually. Scientists involved in the project say the discovery is even better in significance to the black gold discovered in Turkana a few years ago.
  • Africa : Universal Access to Water and Sanitation

    BOTSWANA, 2013/04/02 Access to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation is a universal human right and central to human wellbeing and development. From presently on 780 million people still receive drinking water from unimproved sources and 2.5 billion people continue to live without access to improved sanitation facilities. IDS' work on water and sanitation has been looking at what additional needs to be done, particularly through a new set of post 2015 development goals, to ensure that this right is enjoyed by amount.