Kenyan Farmers Mix Tradition,Tech to Protect Drying Mara River

Farmers involved in the project use text messaging to report other farmers or corporations who take too much water out of the river or withdraw water without a license. The system then combines that information with other pressures on the water supply, such as changing weather patterns and population figures, to predict how the river will cope with demand in the future.

Wildebeests jump to cross the Mara River during their migration to the greener pastures, between the Maasai Mara game reserve and the open plains of the Serengeti, southwest of Kenya's capital Nairobi (file photo).

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