Technical Report: Vulnerability and Adaptation in the Mara River Basin.

Paper | May 30, 2019

The main objective of this USAID assessment is to evaluate the vulnerability of the Mara River Basin to climate variability and change, while providing investment recommendations for donors, the government and the private sector to address the changing nature of risk across the basin.

The Mara River Basin (MRB) is home to more than 1.28 million people in Kenya and Tanzania and supports a number of critically important wildlife areas. However, pressures such as population growth and land use change threaten water resources, and the threat to water resources in turn threatens development of key economic sectors such as agriculture, tourism and biodiversity. These pressures are likely to be intensified by climate variability and change. The main objectives of this USAID assessment are to evaluate the vulnerability of the MRB to climate variability and change and provide investment recommendations for donors, the government and the private sector to address risks.