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KEWI, as established by the KEWI Act 2001 is mandated to offer training, administer examinations offer research and consultancy services in the wider water sector.

KEWI has earned the recognition of being a leading institution in producing high caliber human capital for the water sector in the region. Our vision is “To be a World Class Centre of Excellence in Training, Research and Consultancy in the Water and related Sectors”. To achieve this KEWI, with the support from the Government and development partners has invested in capacity building of her staff both locally and internationally. 

Being a Semi-Autonomous Government Agency, KEWI is funded by the Government of Kenya and is also required to generate its income to meet own expenditure. We thank the Government for its continued support. In order to reduce over reliance on the exchequer, the Institute   generates revenue through, offering training and consultancy services at a fee. Some of these consultancy services offered include; Hydro-geological Surveys, Water and Waste Analysis, Environmental Impact Assessments and Audits and Capacity Building and short courses. We also wish to thank KEWI’s stakeholders who are many and varied and have contributed to the Institute’s wellbeing in many ways.

The Act also mandates the institute to provide a forum for effective collaboration between the public and private sectors and other interested parties for the development of the water and sanitation sectors.

KEWI has had a close and strong capacity building link with  Coast Water Works Development Agency, WASPA, WRA, JICA, KenGen, Care International, Mangat & Patel Engineering and the Nairobi City, Malindi, Naivasha, Kakamega/Busia, Embu, Meru and Machakos Water and Sewerage Companies. Other institutions and stakeholders that KEWI has worked closely with are; the  Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation, Water Works Development Agency, National Irrigation Authority, UNESCO, GTZ, BFZ, Bola Associates Limited, Cap-Net, Chujio Water Filter Manufacturers, Eastleigh Community Centre among others. 

 The institute will continue to engage and work closely with all interested and like minded institutions and organizations. In this regard, KEWI invites all to come and partner with us in our areas of mandate.