MAMASE; water safety and security in the Mara River Basin

Deltares participates in this € 8 million programme in a broad consortium led by UNESCO-IHE. The consortium consists of various international and Kenyan partners combining their knowledge, expertise, networks, and resources to improve water safety and security in the Mara River Basin (MRB).  MAMASE aims to:

  • update the official Catchment Management Strategy and specific Sub-Catchment management plans for the MRB authority:
  • strengthen the capacity of water authorities to effectively implement the strategy and plans:
  • support the protection and restoration of forest and rangeland ecosystems;
  • identify and pilot new and more sustainable forms of economic development;
  • increase and stabilize the financial resources needed
  • support the transfer to sustainable development
  • make the knowledge gathered and the tools developed in the project available for wider application across the region.

Deltares is specifically involved in the structuring and planning of a Knowledge Exchange Centre as well as in providing the necessary data and information tools and techniques needed for sustainable MRB development.

Our associates:        

WWF Kenya, UNESCO-IHE, Water Resources Management Authority, Regional Water Authority, Brabantse Delta, Mara Farming and HSBC Bank, SNV and GIZ, Egerton University, Masai Mara University, ITC-University of Twente, and Wageningen UR .