Kenya’s water sector remains in transition following the devolution reforms as county governments have assumed responsibility for water service delivery. 88 regulated water service providers operate a combined service area of 22 million people, equivalent to 46% of Kenya’s estimated 48 million people. However, self-reported data suggests that these utilities currently provide water to only 12 million of the 22 million people in their service areas.
Our Focus on Water
Why We Focus On Water
The supply of reliable and sufficient quantity and quality water is a fundamental building block for a country’s economic and social development
Sector At A Glance
Only 55% of Kenyans have access to clean and safe drinking water
The water supply sub-sector contributes approximately 0.7% of the GDP.
Per capita available water is about 647m cubic per year against a global benchmark of 1000m cubic per year. Future projections show that by 2030, per capita water availability will drop to 475 m cubic per year as a result of population growth.
- Continuous Water
- Not Continuous
Only 44% Water service providers in Kenya provide continuous water supply as of 2012/2013.
Dynamics Of The Sector
General Supply Trends
In Kenya, water coverage stands at 54% for urban and 51% for rural
At the current annual growth averaging 1% attaining both vision 2030(100%) and the SDG(100%) targets looks beyond reach
- Not Covered
In Kenya, water coverage stands at 54% for urban areas.
- Not Covered
In Kenya, water coverage stands at 51% for rural areas.
- Very Large
General Demand Trends
Water Coverage In Urban Areas
- Have Access
- No Access
In Kenya, the water coverage level in urban areas currently stands at 54%, which implies that despite the increase in people served; demand continues to increase driven mainly by the increase population and the high rate of urbanization.
Key Sector Challenges
What Are Our Interventions?
Systemic Change Indicators
of Kenyans to have access to clean and safe drinking water.
Reduction in Non-Revenue Water.
And Water utilities attaining financial sustainability i.e. O&M cost recovery.
Water utilities using climate smart technologies in production and delivery
Water utilities attain financial sustainability i.e Full cost recovery
Water systems ruction throughout their life span
Other Focus Areas
Facilitating markets through research for evidence-based interventions
Our Case Studies
Actual examples of how our work is making a change
Opinion pieces and editorials on our work and related activities
Stories from all over Kenya on how our work is impacting the lives of people