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United States International University - Africa (2017)

Contribution of Water Resource Management Projects to Community Resilience : A Case of Bureti Sub-County, Kenya

Rono, Chepng’eno Diana

Titre : Contribution of Water Resource Management Projects to Community Resilience : A Case of Bureti Sub-County, Kenya

Auteur : Rono, Chepng’eno Diana

Université de soutenance : United States International University - Africa

Grade : Master of Arts in International Relations 2017

Résumé
The purpose of this study was to ascertain the extent to which water resource management projects contributes to the resilience of communities in Bureti sub-county in Kericho County. The study specifically sought to examine whether water resource management projects contribute to community resilience, the role of the local community in water resource management, and to assess the ongoing water resource projects in Bureti Sub-County. This study adopted a descriptive study design. From a population of about 180,000 residents, a sample size of 600 was selected using random sampling as well as purposive sampling methodology. The responses from 563 respondents were used in the analysis. Primary data was collected and analysed from residents of the sub-county from all the wards. Descriptive analysis was employed using SPSS and results presented in tables and charts as applies. The study found that water resource management projects in Bureti sub-county have contributed immensly to the resilience of community members in terms of mitigating the effects of drought. The results have also shown that the community was largely involved in the management of water resources in their areas. The results also revealed that the residents of Bureti sub-county are aware of a number of water resource projects in their areas. Based on the findings, this study concludes that in water scarce areas, water resource projects are critical in alleviating the dire challenges and hence can positively contribute to community resilience especially in times of drought. The study recommends that it is important that more investments are made in the water sector. These investments in water resource management will go a long way in enhancing community resilience within the country hence improve agricultural production. Secondly, the study recommends that there is need for stakeholders with the water sector to work together as a unit. Lastly, the study recommends that the financiers of various water resource projects should create avenues for communicating with the community members on the projects they are carrying out and how they intend to implement them.

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