Laikipia Water Quality Mapping Pilot [Draft ToR 16.5.2018]
The Laikipia Ministry of Water, Environment and Natural Resources, in collaboration with the Water Resources Authority, the Watershed – Empowering Citizens partnership and other key stakeholders in Laikipia county, identified an onsite Water Quality Mapping need that requires joint effort by all stakeholders to fulfil.
The Laikipia Water Quality Mapping is an initiative set up under the Watershed - Empowering Citizens programme, a five year (2016 – 2020) strategic partnership between the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and IRC, Simavi, Wetlands International and the Akvo Foundation. Local partners in Laikipia involved in the implementation of the programme are KWAHO, LWF (Laikipia Wildlife Forum) and MKEWP (Mount Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership). The programme aims to support universal access to water and sanitation services and water security (SDG 6) by promoting an integrated approach to WASH and WRM, evidence-based, inclusive decision making and by strengthening governance and accountability.
The Laikipia Water Quality Mapping is foreseen to be an annual activity and has been captured in the County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) for 2018-2022. In the year 2018, it shall be combined with a Rural Water Metrics survey, piloted in Laikipia county in joint collaboration with Akvo and WPDx on behalf of the World Bank.