NATIONAL WATER CONSERVATION AND PIPELINE CORPORATION
NWCPC IS COMMITTED TO LONG-TERM DAM CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS THAT WILL FACILITATE BETTER AND MORE EQUAL WATER DISTRIBUTION THROUGHOUT KENYA.
THE DAM CHAMPIONS Eng. Ali Hassan, Ag. Managing Director at the National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation, and their Board Chairman Hon. Dr. Julius Kones, speak to Sustainable Business Magazine about how the organization has grown in conjunction with demands on Kenya’s water supply.
The National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation (NWCPC) was born in June 1988, established by the Kenyan Government to be an autonomous agency reporting directly back to the Ministry of Water Development. Their prerogative was to improve the performance of the state’s water sector while also pursuing opportuni12 | SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MAGAZINE
ties for commercialization. This mandate expanded over the following years to include assisting in the formulation of national water policy as well as enacting local water development schemes throughout the country. In 2002, however, a major change occurred: The Water Act 2002 meant NWCPC changed designation from a water
distributor to developer of long-term water infrastructure sustainability, thereby giving the organization much greater responsibility than they had previously held. This responsibility included the spearheading of dam construction schemes, flood control, land drainage, and expanding the bulk water supply held in reserve by water suppliers.