Supporting IWRM through spatial integrated assessment in the Lake Naivasha basin, Kenya

P.R. van Oel, V.O. Odongo, D.W. Mulatu, F.K. Muthoni, J.N. Ndungu, J.O. Ogada, A. van der Veen

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This study describes the mismatch between required knowledge and efforts by scientists and stakeholders in the Lake Naivasha basin, Kenya. In the basin, integrated water resources management (IWRM) suffers from the absence of critically relevant knowledge. This study further presents a spatial integrated assessment framework for supporting IWRM in the basin. This framework resulted from an ongoing debate between stakeholders and scientists studying the basin's issues. It builds on jointly identified indicators for sustainable governance, and their interdependency, and knowledge gaps. For IWRM in the basin this is a first important step towards a more structured debate on the implementation of IWRM.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)605-618
JournalInternational Journal of Water Resources Development
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • water-resources management
  • surface-water
  • african lake
  • human impact
  • catchment
  • ecology
  • availability
  • complexity
  • nutrients
  • framework


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