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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
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 www.greenwatercredits.org