RCE North Rift - 2020

Clean water and sanitation
Basic Information
Title of project : 
Clean water and sanitation
Submitting RCE: 
RCE North Rift
Contributing organization(s) : 
The Eldoret National Polytechnic
RCE North Rift
Focal point(s) and affiliation(s)
Name: 
Josephat K. Sawe, Chief Principal
Organizational Affiliation: 
The Eldoret National Polytechnic.
Format of project: 
Powerpoint
Language of project: 
English
Date of submission:
Update
SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation
At what level is the policy operating?: 
National
Geographical & Education Information
Region: 
Africa and Middle East
Country: 
Kenya
Location(s): 
North Rift Region, Uasin Gishu County
Address of focal point institution for project: 
THE ELDORET NATIONAL POLYTECHNIC P.O BOX 4461-30100, ELDORET
EMAIL: info@eldoretpolytechnic@ac.ke and eldopoly@africaonline.co.ke
Socioeconomic and environmental characteristics of the area : 
The region is a major agricultural area with commercial and dairy farming being the prominent sources of income. The region lies within the greater rift valley escapement and it is having a large youthful population with approximately 65% of the population being under the age of 35 years. The rate of employment opportunities is low hence the need to for education in technical skills to absorb the higher number of young people who do not make it to Universities. This has made the student population at The Eldoret National Polytechnic(TENP) rise from around seven thousand(7,000) three years ago to the current Thirteen thousand (13,000)
Description of sustainable development challenge(s) in the area the project addresses: 
There is poor use of natural resources in the area, deforestation has thus lead to climatic change which greatly affect agricultural productivity. Tress are used as sources of energy
Contents
Status: 
Ongoing
Period: 
October, 2020 to October, 2028
Rationale: 
Enhancing cleanliness in our cities, learning institution, restaurants and hospitals by reducing sewage blockage and odor.
Improving water conservation and reduction of water wastage by recycling wasted water while washing or cleaning.
Helps to obtain animal feeds eg pigs, fish, birds when applied in kitchen areas.
Irrigation Purposes from conserved water.
Objectives: 
-To recycle 60% of wasted water used for cleaning utensils and general cleanings in the kitchen.
- To reduce sewage level blockages and odor in the kitchen.
-Conserve water for;- irrigation, cleaning our college, for animal consumption, etc.

Activities and/or practices employed: 
Creation of awareness about the importance of water conservation projects.
Creation of exhibitions and competitions on water conservation projects.
Size of academic audience: 
7000
Results: 
Through irrigation, there have been an evergreen environment in the institution
60% of wasted water is now conserved on a daily basis hence has greatly reduced water bills
Ever constant supply of animal feeds thus increase their production
Lessons learned: 
Wasted water can be recycled and conserved for future use.
Financial challenges in implementing of this project especially in purchasing the materials eg Zeolite, Ferolite, silica sand and equipment eg solar water pump.
There opportunities because most institutions lack sufficient water supply thus need for such a project to conserve water and reduce water wastage
Key messages: 
The government should order all learning institutions to have water conservation and water wastage reduction systems.
Relationship to other RCE activities: 
Tree planting and flowering is an activities carried out by the RCE North Rift while this project greatly engage in irrigation of such plants and flowers.
Funding: 
The Eldoret national Polytechnic
Algonquin College, Canada

Pictures:

File Name Caption for picture Photo Credit
Image icon 20190617_135522.jpg (1.97 MB) Participation of the Micro project Competition at Eldoret National Polytechnic Charles Rumba; TENP Green Club Chair and Maroa Gospel Mwita; green club member
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
(https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs) and other themes of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
SDG 6 - Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all 
Direct
Theme
Forests/Trees 
Indirect
Plants & Animals 
Indirect
Waste 
Indirect
ESD for 2030-Priority Action Areas
Priority Action Area 5 - Accelerating sustainable solutions at local level 
state: 
Direct