REWSS will Promote:
- Inclusive approach for water cooperation
- Mobilizing political will and commitment to address water issues.
- Open discussion of the issues shaping our water resources today and strong citizen participation.
- Promoting a culture of consultation and increasing participative capacities will help to deliver benefits in all areas, including collaborative water management.
Benefits of Water Cooperation
History has often shown that the vital nature of freshwater is a powerful incentive for cooperation and dialogue, compelling stakeholders to reconcile even the most divergent views. Water more often unites than divides people and societies. Regional policies and strategies will support more effective water supply planning.
The forums brings together experts, authorities, opinion leaders and communities. Water security continues to be one of the great challenge in the devolved government. Its impact on human wellbeing and disaster affect a great number of people in all counties. The population in the counties are growing and the management of the water and sewerage system is a matter of concern to the national and county government and affects all facets of the first 10 SDGs. Climate change and other uncertainties aggravate the situation in many ways.
While all challenges are daunting, there are many ways to overcome them and develop solutions with commitment, investments and policy guidance.
Kenya Regional Water Summit delegates leave better informed, better connected, and better equipped for the year ahead.