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Title:Water Supply Hydrology and Source Regions of Migrations in Kenya: Towards a Planning Strategy
Author:Krhoda, George O.
Periodical:African Urban Quarterly
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:water supply
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Urbanization and Migration
Development and Technology
Abstract:Water resources are perceived by many planners as one of the most important inputs for enhancing economic and social development. The Government of Kenya, with the assistance of international organizations, has invested large proportions of public funds in water supply projects in order to improve the health, economic and social well-being of Kenyans. This realization is based on the favourable infrastructural opportunities that exist in areas with high rainfall. The author surveys the geographical distribution of both surface and ground water resources in Kenya and analyses the current adequacy of water supply services with a view to suggesting a rational strategy for water supply development. Evidence shows that the present strategy, which is dependent on self-help efforts, is inconsistent with the need to achieve regionally balanced economic and social development in Kenya. Ref.