Mount Elgon aquifer factsheet
The Mount Elgon aquifer is one of the three transboundary aquifers selected as a case study under the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI)’s Groundwater Project – ‘Enhancing Conjunctive Management of Surface Water and Groundwater Resources in Selected Transboundary Aquifers: Case Study for selected Shared Groundwater Bodies in the Nile Basin.’ The aquifer is shared between Kenya and Uganda. In Kenya, it lies within Lakes Victoria and Turkana Basins and covers the counties of Trans-Nzoia (sub-counties of Endebes and Saboti) and Bungoma (sub-counties of Mt. Elgon, Sirisia, Kimilili and Kabuchai). In Uganda, the aquifer lies within Lakes Kyoga and Turkana Basins and covers the districts of Manafwa, Bududa, Sironko, Bulambuli, Kapchorwa, Kween and Bukwo Namisindwa, Nakapiripirit and Amudat.
19 Nov 2021