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Charging for wasted water helps more Kenyan farmers get a fair share

Farmers that use more water now pay higher fees. Image: Unsplash/Markus Spiske

Caroline Wambui

Writer, Reuters

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A view of the offices of the Kiarutara-Ragia Water Project in Kiarutara, Kenya. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Caroline Wambui

Edita Maina tends crops on her downstream farm in Kiarutara, Kenya, which now has enough water thanks to government-installed water meters. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Caroline Wambui
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Wamburi Murira, a member of a small irrigation water project, fetches water to use at his home in Kiarutara, Kenya. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Caroline Wambui

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