KENYA CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION PROJECT (KCCAP)

KENYA CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION

PROJECT (KCCAP)

TO BUILD RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE
AND ADAPTIVE CAPACITY OF VULNERABLE COMMUNITY IN
THOME

TO BUILD RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND ADAPTIVE CAPACITY OF VULNERABLE COMMUNITY IN
THOME

ADAPTATION FUND THROUGH NEMA

THOME VILLAGE IN MATANYA SUB-LOCATION

3 YEARS: APRIL 2016 – MARCH 2019

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    Design report for the proposed Small holder Irrigation Water in Thome, Laikipia County completed

    Introduction
    Caritas Nyeri in partnership with the National Environment Management Authority
    (NEMA) and Tana and Athi Rivers Development Authority (TARDA) is implementing
    a climate change adaptation project in Thome village. This project is being
    undertaken through the integrated programme to build resilience to climate change
    and adaptive capacity of vulnerable communities in Kenya also known as the Kenya
    Climate Change adaptation programme (KCCAP) which is funded by Adaptation
    Fund (AF).
    The programme is designed to build resilience to climate change and adaptive
    capacity of vulnerable communities in Kenya.
    The project in Thome will address climate resilient water management and
    climate resilient agriculture and agroforestry, in order to improve food security
    In order to address climate resilient water management the KCCAP will support
    establishment of a small holder irrigation project in Thome village. This will include
    Survey and design of water supply infrastructure that will harvest flood flow water
    from Naromoru river during the rainy seasons and deliver it into water storage
    facilities (pans and storage tanks) to be constructed at strategic sites within the
    project area for agricultural use during the dry periods. The stored flood water will be
    delivered to the targeted households through a network of piped system. Open drip
    irrigation systems will be promoted for efficient water utilization.
    Caritas Nyeri engaged the department of Water Services and Conservation of the
    COUNTY Government of Laikipia to carry out engineering survey and design, the
    project.

    The design report has been completed and is being reviewed by NEMA. According to
    the design report, Thome small holders irrigation project will entail the rehabilitation of
    intake works on Narumoru river, construction of a 9km water conveyance main gravity
    flow pipeline and 2.5km distribution network, 2 No. water pans of 25,000m3 capacity
    and 5,000lts capacity respectively, 3 No. masonry water storage tanks of 225m3
    capacity each. To cater for households along the main gravity line a parallel 3.5km 3”
    will be constructed to run along the main gravity line.
    The proposed abstraction point of the flood flow is proposed at an existing water
    intake on Narumoru River GPS locations is 37M 273851.541 UTM 9990006.977 and
    elevation 1848m a s l above sea level. The main storage water pan is located
    downstream about 3.5 km away. Flood water will be abstracted from the river and
    allowed to flow by gravity through a 300mmm diameter pipeline to 2 water pans and
    three masonry water storage tanks proposed to be constructed at strategic points in
    Thome before distribution.

The surveyors at work carrying out engineering survey of the proposed water works

The surveyors at work carrying out engineering survey of the
proposed water works

The surveyors at work carrying out engineering survey of the proposed water works

The surveyors at work carrying out engineering survey of the
proposed water works

Narumoru river and the existing water intake works which will be rehabilitated on Narumoru River

Narumoru river and the existing water intake works which will
be rehabilitated on Narumoru River

Narumoru river and the existing water intake works which will be rehabilitated on Narumoru River

Narumoru river and the existing water intake works which will
be rehabilitated on Narumoru River