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Joseph Mulligan

Joe is a civil and environmental engineer who has been working with Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI) and local communities to remediate the river systems of the Ngong River and the Nairobi Dam since 2008. He is working towards an industrial PhD with KDI at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden on “Community-responsive adaptation” to flood risk in low-income and informal areas.


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Commentary/The Nairobi Dam: from community resource to open sewer – and back again

Originally built in the early 1950s to create a water supply reservoir, the Nairobi Dam has deteriorated significantly and now poses a threat to human and ecosystem health. Residents of Kibera, the informal settlement that borders the reservoir, have been transforming its tributaries into a lively network of community amenities and programmes since 2006.