Mount Kenya University (MKU) has donated Ksh10 million towards the National Water Summit.
Board of Trustees Chairman Simon N. Gicharu said the money will supplement the efforts of other sponsors namely the Ministry of Water, Environment and Natural Resources, County Government of Turkana, UNESCO, Institute of Capacity Building, and the Nation Media Group.
The National Water Summit will be held at Kristie’s Camp, Turkana, between October 9th and 11th this year. Themed, Water for socio-economic development, the Summit will deliberate on groundwater management not only in Turkana, but the entire Turkana region.
“The main speakers will be some of the foremost researchers on water issues in the world,” said Dr Vincent Gaitho, chair of the Summit organizing committee. “Water is a trans boundary resource and that is why we are targeting the best experts from the world.”
The Summit participants will produce a working document of policy recommendations that address sustainable development of underground water resource.