Kenya is situated by the Indian Ocean, bordered by Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The climate is tropical along the coast and arid in the interior. In terms of terrain, the Kenyan Highlands comprise one of the most successful agricultural production regions in Africa. Kenya has deposits of, among other resources, limestone, soda ash, salt and gemstones.

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Recurring droughts
  • Flooding during rainy seasons
  • Water pollution from urban and industrial wastes
  • Degradation of water quality from increased use of pesticides and fertilizers
  • Water hyacinth infestation in Lake Victoria
  • Deforestation
  • Soil erosion
  • Desertification

Contact GWP Kenya

Regional Programme Manager: Mr. Kidanemariam Jembere, Email:

More Information

AQUASTAT -FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture

UN-Water Statistics


Posted: 2012-07-24

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