National Water Harvesting and Storage Programme (NWH&SP)
TARDA has since 2013 to 2021 implemented the above programme by provision of over thirty (30) small dam/pans and smallholder irrigation schemes across Athi basin covering 5 counties (Makueni, Kajiado, Machakos, Kiambu & Kitui)). The overall goal of the program is to enhance economic recovery and improve the livelihoods of communities in the regions during drought crises particularly the dry areas through provision of affordable water and support of socio-economic activities.
Implementation of the project has considerably improved the social economic status of the people in line with the economic stimulus programme in the regions besides contributing to the Big 4 agenda mainly Food and Nutrition Security thereby contributing to the achievement of 15% GDP by 2022.
Key outputs comprises of: –
- Provision of affordable drinking water Supply to over 18,000 households and helped irrigate over 40,000 ha of land.
- Water storage for domestic/livestock use and irrigation hence cushion the communities from impacts of climate change.
Provision of sustainable livelihood opportunities to enhance resilience and adaptation to climate change