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Green Water Credits Pre-Concluding workshop Introduction Sjef Kauffman 1. Why Green Water management?

2. Some highlights, what does the Kenya experience learn us?

3. Workshop goals + program structure 4. ISRC GWC team

Green Water Credits - Kenya

Investment mechanism for farmers and pastoralists in soil and water conservation Phase I (2007/8) Phase II (2009/11) Phase III (2012-2019) Proof-of-Concept/ Business Case Pilot design and capacity building Implementation 


Achievements: in 4 work domains

1.Biophysical analysis 2.Socio-economic study 3.Institutional inventory 4.Financial Mechanism

Green and blue water, Kenya flows 4

More water cannot be created, but:

Green water

resources can be better managed


blue water delivery better regulated by upstream green water management :

 more infiltration, cutting runoff  less unproductive evaporation 5

Nairobi One of many biophysical outputs: Mt Kenya

Who are the key players?

Water suppliers and users 7

Better soil and water management greatly increase water supply downstream and improve rural livelihoods can


Upper Tana: Erosion in Farm and Rangeland Examples Tana Google photo layer

Time scale

Institutional framework 11

Much scope for improvement


Green Water Credits: a financial mechanism to support farmers and pastoralists to implement soil and water conservation Kenya implementing institutions and land users are ready to implement under WRUAs, WSTF and TaNRMP