Water Services Trust Fund WSTF

Water Services Trust Fund (WSTF) is a Kenyan Institution established under the Water Act of 2002 with a mandate to assist in financing the provision of water services to areas of Kenya which are without adequate services. WSTF operates under the Ministry of Water and Irrigation. In the Water Act 2016, The Mandate of the Fund is to provide conditional and unconditional grants to the Counties and to assist in financing the water services in the marginalized and underserved areas including:
a) Community level initiatives for the sustainable management of water resources
b) Development of water services in rural areas considered not to be commercially viable for provision of water services by licensees; and
c) Development of water services in the under-served poor urban areas
WSTF works with other sector institutions to facilitate implementing agents such as the County Water Utilities (both rural and urban) and Water Resources Users Associations (WRUAs) to apply for financing, implement and sustainably manage their quality water and sanitation services through capacity building and stakeholder partnership. WSTF is funded by the Government of Kenya budgetary allocation and Development Partners.


Up-scaling basic sanitation for the urban poor in Kenya (UBSUP)
To improve the living conditions of the urban poor by offering access to sustainable plot level sanitation for up to 800,000 and to safe water for up to 200,000 residents of urban low income areas in Kenya.

Duration: 2011 - 2017

Key components:
Sanitation technical options (hardware): The Proposed Programme focuses on adaptable technologies and specific solutions developed for areas with high population densities, unfavorable soil conditions, high water tables, etc. This includes adaptable and affordable designs such as […]

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