Kenya Water Security & Climate Resilience Project

Although Kenya is experiencing a strong, yet uneven, decade of growth and absolute poverty has declined, Kenya’s economy is still vulnerable to erratic climate patterns and a fragile natural resource base, including limited water availability. Kenya’s people and the economy are highly vulnerable to these erratic climatic patterns and limited water availability due to their reliance on key sectors (agriculture, tourism, hydro-energy, etc.) that depend on rainfall and water availability.

The Kenyan government has planned a large-scale water investment program to address these challenges and has requested the World Bank support these ambitious plans for the water sector through the Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Program (KWSCRP). The first phase, KWSCRP-1 was approved by IDA in June 2013, and now phase 2 (KWSCRP-2) is proposed. KWSCRP-2 is at this moment a pipeline project and its board date is unknown.

Development Objective

The project development objective of the KWSCRP-2 is to improve water security and build climate resilience in the Coastal Region.

Project Components

  1. Mwache Dam and Related Infrastructure
  2. Irrigation and Livestock Development
  3. Rural Area Development and Water Resources Management
  4. Project Management

Project Cost

IDA commitment: $200 million
Additional Financing needed: $160 million
Total: $360 million

Project website

Full Project Information Document (PID)

Possible action: contact Program Manager (contact info in PID) or contact Netherlands embassy in Kenya