Next week a final workshop on the Business Case study of the Nairobi Water Fund will be held in Murang’a town in the Upper Tana basin, Kenya. The workshop will consist of two parts: the first day the business case will be presented to a wide range of stakeholders of the Water Fund, including its Steering Committee. The presentation will detail the identification of the investment portfolios using the RIOS tool developed by NatCap, the biophysical impact assessment of these portfolios carried out by FutureWater, and the economic analysis for upstream and downstream stakeholders of the Fund.

The second part of the workshop is targeted to a specific group of technical staff of the involved institutes and organizations in the area, including The Nature Conservancy, Jomo Kenyatta University, the Water Resources Managament Authority and the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company, among others. They will receive from FutureWater (with support from CIAT) a 3-day technical training on the use of the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) for payment for ecosystem services assessments, focusing on erosion mitigation and soil conservation activities.

The final business case report will be published over the next two months. More info on the project can be found here.