Laikipia is physically diverse, scenically spectacular and holds the second largest density of wildlife in Kenya after the Masai Mara. The landscape also supports herds of domestic animals and a cross section of landowners and land users (including local community groups, private ranchers, pastoralists, small scale farmers and tourism ventures).
A Water Resource Users Association (WRUA) is a community based voluntary association of water users sharing the same water resources. Their main is to institute management controls, plan for the development of resources, promote dialogue among water users and ensure reasonable flows for upstream and downstream users.
The USAID WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene) team visited the Laikipia Wildlife Forum water programme on the 15th and 16th of October where they were briefed by James Mwangi (Rivers and Wetlands Programme Officer) on the progress being made by the forum using the USAID funds in regards to water conservation, access, capacity building for community water projects to enable them properly manage catchment areas and also ensure equitable distribution of the resource and the current status of water resource management in general.