Mau Mara Serengeti (MaMaSe) Sustainable Water Initiative

  • Partners: WWF Kenya, Kenya Water Resource Management Authority, Egerton University, Masai Mara University, Alterra, ITC, SNV, GIZ, Deltares
  • Donor: Royal Netherlands Embassy
Sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa

The MaMaSe Initiative is led by IHE Delft and includes a diverse consortium of international and Kenyan partners combining their knowledge, expertise, networks, and resources to improve water safety and security in the Mara River Basin (MRB). Our approach includes activities to 1) update the official Catchment Management Strategy and specific Sub-Catchment management plans for the MRB, 2) strengthen the capacity of water authorities to effectively implement the strategy and plans, 3) support the protection and restoration of forest and rangeland ecosystems, 4) identify and pilot new and more sustainable forms of economic development, 5) increase and stabilize the financial resources needed to support the move to sustainable development, and 6) learn from our experiences and make this knowledge and the tools to implement it available for wider application in the MRB and across the region.