The project 'Water in the Mara Basin' was a pilot project for the Mau Mara Serengeti Sustainable Water Initiative that offcially started in July 2014. The goals of this pioneering
project include: Setting up an experimental hydro and meteo measuring network, collecting base information on water quality and quantity and performing a preliminary analysis on these data.
Authors: Annouk Rey, Dave de Koning, Guus Rongen, Joreen Merks, Rick van der Meijs, Sandra de Vries
The central aim of this project was to create a model that can be used as a tool for improving understanding and guiding management of the Mara wetland. The
model can be used to increase the understanding of stakeholders through explicit mapping of causal relations, and testing of scenarios. It may also give stakeholders a platform for discussing challenges and management responses.
Thermal Infrared (TIR) remote sensing has a large potential for hydrological studies of a river basin. This research focuses on the understanding of interactions between surface water and
groundwater through differences in water temperatures.