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Water professional wants to use scholarship to improve conditions for women and children in Kenya

Jackline Wanjiru Muturi, Water Resources Officer at Ewaso Ng'iro North Development Authority in Kenya, is the recipient of a Ken Thiess-GWP Scholarship to study the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management.

"I believe that the most important water management issues in Kenya are water scarcity and sanitation," Jackline said. "

Most Kenyan citizens have no access to clean drinking water and, if they have, the source is miles away. This has led to women and children walking for quite long distances in search of drinking water.

"In the future, I wish to be involved in coming up with strategies to counter the water shortage and sanitation issues in Kenya and help in the management of projects towards achieving a water sufficient nation.

"As such, I will be in a position to be involved in activities that increase water recharge in catchments and empowering local communities in sustainable water management.

"I believe that I will be a water leader who is able to make positive changes for the betterment of livelihoods of the rural poor, especially women and children."

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