The programme site is located in Thome, Matanya sub-location, Laikipia Central Sub County. The rainfall in Thome area lies between 700-800mm on average per year with some areas receiving less than 600mm.
The low amounts of rainfall with varying patterns have led to continued decrease in river discharge, causing conflicts between upstream and downstream users. For instance, the Naro Moru River was perennial and a reliable source of water up to the early 1990s.
However, in the past decade the river has repeatedly run dry over extended periods of time.To adapt to climate change the adaptation fund programmes seeks to construct of water harvesting and water supply infrastructures, supply micro drip Kits with a 2000litres, water storage tank, and promotion of drought resistant crops and conservation of environment through agro forestry.
Re-engineering and reconstruction of the Thome river intake channel, construction of one 25,000m3 water reservoir, 300mm wide water distribution pipes covering 9.348km, water pans with capacity of 5,000m3 and storage masonry tanks and water distribution pipelines and distribution of 40 tree seedlings per household, and other drought tolerant seeds and community level capacity building.
The project is being executed by Caritas- Nyeri