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Annual Journey of Water campaign to secure catchments-key water source areas and save rivers

Kisumu, Monday, June 17, 2024.  The annual national campaign on the need to protect and save key water sources-catchments and rivers is set to kick off on Wednesday, June 19-21 202,  along River Kibos. The trans-county river with tributaries in Vihiga, Nandi, and Kisumu counties is a lifeline for about half a million Kisumu City residents who depend on it for their daily water needs. 


This significant event brings together local communities, partners, civil society organizations and County and National Government officials to highlight the crucial role of rivers in sustaining lives and businesses, and to spread the message about the importance of collective action for the protection of freshwater and water catchment areas.


Spearheaded by WWF-Kenya in partnership with the Embassy of the Netherlands, World Water Net (WWn), VEI, Acacia Water, Kenya Water and Sanitation Civil Society Network (KEWASNET), Centre for Integrated Water and Basin Management (CIWAB) at Egerton University, the Journey of Water campaign is an initiative that underscores the critical importance of preserving and protecting our water sources to ensure water security and sustainable access of the commodity by all users.


Now in its third edition, this campaign rallies water users and duty bearers in Kenya to take responsibility for understanding where their water comes from and to actively engage in protecting water sources and rivers against degradation.


About the Journey of Water Campaign


Since its inception in 2022, the Journey of Water Campaign has raised awareness about water conservation and the importance of protecting our rivers and water sources. The campaign brings together communities, experts, and policymakers to take meaningful actions toward sustainable water management and environmental conservation.

About WWF- Kenya 

World Wide Fund for Nature Kenya (WWF-Kenya) is a locally registered non-governmental conservation organization; an affiliate of WWF International. WWF has been working in Kenya since 1962 alongside the government, civil society, private sector organizations, and local communities to contribute towards providing an enabling environment for the achievement of a healthy natural environment supporting people and sustainable development in Kenya. 

Notes to Editors:

For further information and interview requests, please contact:

Obi Owino| Communications Officer, WWF-Kenya | lowino@wwfkenya.org| +254711 129 359

Dr William Ojwang | Freshwater Lead, WWF-Kenya |wojwang@wwfkenya.org
River Kibos
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Journey of Water participants walk along River Nyangori, a major tributary of River Kibos, on 20 June 2024.