The Company recently launched a siltation assessment project at Ruiriu dam in collaboration with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture (JKUAT).
The objectives of the collaborative study are to determine the current volume of the Ruiru reser-voir ; recover sediments as well as map the po-tential source of sediment in the upstream water-shed.
The results of the pilot study will also help map out the potential sources of the sediment and pollutant that consistently feed into the reservoir so as to engage the upstream community in target-ed mitigation measures .
The study will assist the company identify its needs and carry out sensitization on the commu-nity upstream on the impact of their activities on the dam downstream .
After a successful completion of the research study the two organizations intend to conduct a similar one at Ndakaini Dam.