Sasumua

Nairobi city, like other major cities in Africa, relies on distant forested catchments for its water supplies. One of such catchments is the Sasumua watershed, which supplies 15% of Nairobi’s water demand. Land use changes in upstream areas of the Sasumua watershed have led to increased sedimentation and water contamination. Ensuring proper hydrological functioning of […]

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Conserving natural ecosystems is one of the most cost-effective and equitable measures for fighting climate change and ensuring the resilience of rural livelihoods. This was a key message at the “Landscape approaches to mitigation and adaptation” learning event at Forest Day 3 on 13 December 2009. While Forest Day aimed to ensure forests are high […]

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Participants to a forum on payments for environmental services have proposed looking at other ecosystem services beyond carbon markets in order to encourage small scale farmers to engage in sustainable land practices. Various approaches and tools were presented at the technical session to show how a variety of ecosystem services can be bundled, for example […]

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Representatives of local communities, water users and relevant government departments have endorsed the results of PRESA’s research at the Sasumua catchment area. When asked to respond to specific issues of the research, most participants said the findings, related to water pollution, land tenure, and land use, were an accurate reflection of the situation in the […]

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PRESA and its partners at the Sasumua site will discuss the results of a scientific study that explores the negative impacts of water pollution and sedimentation, and land degradation, on Nairobi’s second largest source of fresh water. A stakeholder workshop on February 26th, will give farmer associations and private land owners the results of hydrology […]

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It’s been a busy two months for PRESA and its partners at the Sasumua site as water and soil sampling activities get underway. This month a team from ICRAF and the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology was at the Sasumua Dam catchment collecting water samples for evidence of chemical and biological contamination. Located […]

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