Review ESIA drinking water and sanitation project, Kisii - Kenya

19 June 2019

Based on the ESIA and NCEA's review, RVO decided not to fund the implementation of the Kisii water supply and sanitation project. The project - to provide clean drinking water for ca. 500.000  people - would consist of the construction of a dam, water reservoir and treatment plant.

The main shortcomings are:

  • the availability of water during dry years has not sufficiently been justified; 
  • the lifetime of such a reservoir should at least be fifty years. Due to considerable upstream erosion it is unlikely that the reservoir could be used for this period of time.