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University of Nairobi (2017)

Factors Influencing Sustainability Of Community Managed Rural Water Supply Projects In Pastoralist Areas Of Kenya A Case Of Merti Sub County, Isiolo County

Adaka, Victor

Titre : Factors Influencing Sustainability Of Community Managed Rural Water Supply Projects In Pastoralist Areas Of Kenya A Case Of Merti Sub County, Isiolo County

Auteur : Adaka, Victor

Université de soutenance : University of Nairobi

Grade : Master of Arts in Project Planning and Management 2017

Résumé partiel
Sustainably managing water resources in pastoralist areas to ensure water availability throughout the year is considered to be central to unlocking the development potential of dry lands.Merti Sub County is such an area where few permanent rural water sources are facing long-term sustainability challenges in supporting the fragile pastoralist livelihoods. A study was done in the sub county to establish the factors influencing sustainability of community managed rural water supply projects in pastoralists’ areas. The study was deemed necessary in order to inform policy makers and implementers to develop actionable strategies for sustainable rural water supply management. The objectives of the study were to examine the influence of water regulatory policy, management committee competencies, pastoralist cultural aspects and technology adoption on sustainability of community managed rural water supply projects. The study used descriptive research design that entailed field surveys and cross-sectional research. The target population was 13,648 from six community managed water projects. A sample of 384 was determined for the study. Proportional quota sampling and purposive sampling techniques were used to select from the six water projects 54 management committee members whereas stratified random sampling technique was used to select 330 project user beneficiaries.Key informant for the study was the Merti sub county water officer. Data collection was by use of questionnaires and interviews schedules. Pilot of instruments was done in Isiolo Sub County. Questionnaires collected primary data from management committee members and the projects’ user beneficiaries whereas interview schedules collected information from key informant. Quantitative data was analysed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS V.20) and results presented in frequency distribution tables, percentages, cross-tabulations, correlation matrices and regression. Narrative analysis for qualitative data thematically linked the texts to the objectives and topic of the research hence giving the texts meaning and significance. The study findings indicated that in Merti Sub County, technology adoption was the best predictor for sustainability and a positive unit change in technology adoption improved sustainability by 0.352 units, followed by management committee competencies that indicated that any positive unit change on management committee competencies increased sustainability by 0.220 units. Water regulatory policy on its own had a low but significant positive relationship with sustainability but its influence greatly diminished in multivariate analysis of sustainability. Pastoralists’ cultural aspects did not to influence sustainability.

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