International Webinar on “Mainstreaming Lakes in the Global Water Agenda”, 27 October 2020, 5-8pm UTC. Hosted by International Lake Environment Committee (ILEC), Japan

Prof. Daniel Olago, Paper presented : The Status of Lake Basin Management in Kenya and the Prospect for East African Collaboration on ILBM.

Kenya’s Lakes in the African Context

•Africa is endowed with both natural and man-made lakes and some are transboundary.

•The total number of lakes in the WORLDLAKE database for the continent is 677 (UNEP 2006).

•The largest and best-known lakes are in the eastern and southern Africa region, and are collectively termed the “African Great Lakes”.

•The large man-made lakes include Lake Volta in west Africa, Lake Kariba in southern Africa and Lake Nasser in northern Africa.