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Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company. (2010). Draft Strategic Plan for the Period 2010/11 to 2014/15. NCWSC, Nairobi; Water Resources Management Authority (2010). Preliminary Water Allocation Plan of the Nairobi Aquifer Suite: Long Term Water Resources Management Strategy. WRMA, Nairobi.
Uploaded on Wednesday 01 Feb 2012
Water supply and demand in Nairobi
Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The bulk of water supply for Nairobi comes from Thika, Sasumua and Ruiru Dams, as well as the Kikuyu Springs. Over time water supply for the city has failed to meet demand. The current estimated water demand for Nairobi is 650 000 m3/day compared to the production of 482 940 m3/day (WRMA
2010). The difference between production and demand has been widening over time due to population growth, inadequacy of the carrying capacity of the distribution network and climate shocks.