Mara community wins US$5,000 global award
Kenya’s Mara River Water User’s Association has won the Equator Prize (US$5,000), announced by the Equator Initiative 13th July 2010 in New York, USA. WWF has provided support for the establishment of the association since 2005. RV, Kenya. 22/07/2010
Local community prized for work in Mara river basin
Nairobi, Kenya – Last week in New York, the Mara River Water User’s Association (MRWUA) won the Equator Initiative Prize for promoting the protection and conservation of the Mara Catchment area and supporting the sustainable and efficient use of water.
The association, which also assists relevant authorities with water resources management, issuance of water use permits and water conflict resolution, was one of the 25 winners selected out of nearly 300 finalists from 66 different countries for their work to reduce poverty through the conservation of biodiversity.