RCE Greater Nairobi - 2022

Kamiti community Hydrums project
Basic Information
Title of project : 
Kamiti community Hydrums project
Submitting RCE: 
RCE Greater Nairobi
Contributing organization(s) : 
Kamiti water resource users association
Focal point(s) and affiliation(s)
David Kariuki Njoroge
Organizational Affiliation: 
Kamiti water resource users association
Format of project: 
Language of project: 
Date of submission:
Sdg 6
At what level is the policy operating?: 
Geographical & Education Information
Africa and Middle East
Kenya Kiambu county
Target Audience:
Socioeconomic and environmental characteristics of the area : 
Kamiti Catchment is experiencing rise of population due to rural urban migration.Quality of water in this river and environmental degradation is on rise of water and land demands.
Description of sustainable development challenge(s) in the area the project addresses: 
Inorder to address environmental degradation,we needed to remove people from the raiparian land area.It was very difficult because that is the only place you can plant vegetables in dry seasons of the year. we thought of ways to remove people without much resistance and where I came up with an idea of fabricating Hydrums.It has worked well and I can stand to say we've notable success.
In everything we need to think and give answers to pressing needs.This is Sdg 6 combined with many others inorder for us to achieve our goals and especially environmental awareness.
Water quality has improved so much and we have managed to plant more than 200,000 water friendly trees and we are now restoring vegetation of that catchment.
Activities and/or practices employed: 
Community work and challenges can be good point of learning and implement educational projects as good case study.
Size of academic audience: 
More than 1000
We built several Hydrum water pumps, people are growing crops in the higher ground moving away from raiparian land area.
2. We've planted many water friendly trees and vegetation is coming back
Lessons learned: 
Water quality has now improved and people can now get food and folder for animals in the hihey ground. The greatest challenge is funds and resistance at the beginning .
Key messages: 
We can allow ourselves to use the knowledge we have to improve on our live and for others.
Relationship to other RCE activities: 
We have used RCE as platform for reaching out other for common good.


File Name Caption for picture Photo Credit
Using Hydrums project to clean environment. David Kariuki Njoroge
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