Field visit at final workshop
March 2019, the final workshop for Sponge City Kajiado. All project partners assembled to take a hard look at what has been done, what have we learned and what is the way forward. The county government was in high attendance, which is a great result in itself; without the goodwill of the government, a project or its results will have a very low chance of making a significant impact.
Even though the project has not accomplished its entire (very ambitious) set of goals, some great results have been reached: a set of on-site interventions and some clear guidelines for decision-making in the future. It is still a long way off for full integration of sponge methods in Kajiado town, but with a bit more effort and a bit more goodwill, in a few years a full Sponge City in Kenya just might be reality.