Background and objectives:
The objective of the Nairobi River Basin Programme is to rehabilitate, restore and manage the Nairobi River ecosystem in order to improve the livelihoods of the poor, enhance biodiversity and provide a sustainable supply of water for domestic, industrial, recreational and emergency use.
The main activities have been:
- Survey and analysis of human settlements patterns and trends, spatial distribution of infrastructure (including pollution hot spots);
- Survey and analysis of socio-economic situation in the basin
- Review of relevant environmental management and urban planning instruments
- Consolidate existing EMIS and prepare inventory of existing data and maps;
- Prepare thematic maps for analysis of specific areas
- Sensitize and mobilize stakeholders through detail profiling, area consultations, working groups, and preparation of action plans, strategies and demonstration projects;
- Document and publish the process.
The following results have been delivered:
- Analysis of human settlements and human activities in the Nairobi River basin
- Data and maps for the basin showing human settlements activities distribution
- Social/economic study analyzing living conditions in the basin
- Demonstration of how the participatory process is applied to address deteriorating environmental conditions.