Mara River Water Users Association

Mara River Water Users Association is a community-based water resources management organization whose primary objectives are to promote the protection and conservation of the Mara Catchment area, support the sustainable and efficient use of water, assist relevant authorities with water resources management and issuance of water use permits, and water conflict resolution.

The Association provides demonstrations and training in water and soil conservation and has established tree nurseries at local schools, placing a particular emphasis on the socioeconomic benefits of biodiversity conservation. River banks (previously subject to erosion) are being protected through the planting of high-value fruit trees along riparian buffer strips. The Association also promotes the use of rainwater harvesting systems, water pans, and protected springs as alternative sources of water.


Key Facts 

Equator Prize Winner: 2010

Founded: 2003

Location: Rift Valley Province, Kenya

Beneficiaries: Residents of 6 administrative districts

Biodiversity: Mara River water catchment area


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Contact Information

Kennedy Onyango Achola
PO Box 101, Amalo, Rift Valley Province, 20500
Kenya, Africa
Tel: 254 05 023 444


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