In order to properly design the project, multiple factors need to be
considered. The first being environmental and ecological concerns these
include temperature, humidity, day length, average evaporation from Lake,
yearly input of water to Lake, a possible archaeological concerns, system
requirements i.e. Had pressure required to pump from 1500 feet ASL to
2500 feet ASL, pipe resistance to water flow over 100 kilometers. Additional
concerns will include water quality, ph, and salinity of the water. This will
require a complete assay using spectrum analysis.
All aspects of water conditions for Lake Turkana should be available from
the I-WAVE project under the international atomic energy agency. We will
still assay the water, for up to date data. From here we can determine the
requirements for processing and filtering of the water to give us agricultural
and potable drinking water for North Horr and eventually, Marsabit.
The second major consideration will be the path taken by the pipeline
carrying water to the north Horr area. This path needs to provide the least
disturbance of soils while being available to a vehicle to check on a weekly
basis (water leaks etc.). Throughout this path we will produce four Oasis to
provide a path for the pastoralists between Lake Turkana and North Horr.
This will provide water for animals to drink and grass to graze on.
A major consideration will be the amount of power required to pump water
from 1500 feet ASL to 2500 feet ASL, For a 30 inch and 60 inch pipe. This
will require self-generation of the power required. To do this we will
produce large-format grass for two purposes at Lake Turkana the first
being supply of animal feed, and the second being the power to run the
pumps. To do this we will require the purchase or donation of 4000 hectare
of land and irrigation pump and community to maintain this production.
The waterpipe recommended for this purpose is cast concrete that is self
sealing. This will then be buried for the 6 feet in the ground for as much of
the path as possible. For the vertical section including the pumps we will
use steel pipe as it can handle the pressures of the vertical column of
water. This may require multiple pumping stages.
**Video above: showing Gaba men celebrating the first rainfall of the year.
At the end of the pipe will be a large water reservoir that will be lined and
covered. This is to avoid loss of the water we have brought from Lake
Turkana. There will be two processing systems the first processing for
agriculture will remove salt and neutralize the water. Then second system
will keep the high alkalinity of the water remove salt and process it for
potability. The water for agriculture will also be provided for the animals to
drink. Potable water will be provided free of charge into 5 gallon certified
water tanks. These tanks will be washed and cleaned upon each use.
Each growing location will provide for grass that is first for animal feed and
second as fuel for power generation. The power generation will be to run
the pelleting plant used to produce feed for animals, and fuel for the power
generation. Power will also be generated for sale to the local housing. Also
required at each location will be a warehouse to store the produced feed,
which will be kept under a nitrogen blanket. This is to avoid the feeds going
stale, and any insects and rodents that try to attack the feed. Note this will
require caution on the part of the operators.
For emergencies, we will provide and build wells and pumping systems to
utilize groundwater if required.
** Video: Gaba men pulling water from the deep well (40 – 60ft) to water the herds.
We will also install large green houses and produce hydroponic vegetables
and fruits to augment the People’s diet as well as to sell in Nairobi.
Additionally green housing will be used where the large-format grass is
produced to reduce the loss of water from evaporation. Attached to this
production facility will be a school with the intent of teaching full lessons to
all of the children and running a school to teach agricultural principles in a
desert situation. In this school, e will include hydroponics drip irrigation and
other techniques for food production in desert situations.
Additionally we will grow a special tree. It is called Aquilaria. This tree when
infected after two years will start to produce a black resin in the core wood
called Oudh, or Agar wood. This product is worth up to $100,000 per kilo,
each tree produces between five and ten kilo per tree at year five each Ha.
Produces 1000 trees. Our intent is to produce one or two Ha per year,
which will provide a good income for the local people.
An identical system will be built from the bottom of Lake Turkana to go across to the east to a growing location, and pumped up to Marsabit. This
the system will also provide for a large reservoir that will be lined and covered, additional greenhouses, and land to produce large-format grass and corn, etc.
From this system, potable water will be pumped up to Marsabit. By producing two separate growing areas we isolate possible problems with
infections or diseases of the products grown.
As this is called the cradle of humanity we must be vigilant in considering the possibility of archaeological placements within our pipe Path therefore we will higher on an archaeologist who will go with the digging parties for the implantation of the pipe so they may watch for any unexpected archaeological finds. Should you find be made then our piping will be routed around the site to avoid damaging any of the archaeological aspects of this site upon the finishing of this project, we will then hire this archaeologist to go through and investigate the findings and report them to the world by doing so we protect the archaeology of the region a major ideal.
When we produce the four locations that will have grass trees and water available for animals openly and freely this will be considered part of our dedication to the needs of the people as a whole. These sites will be on both paths.
We will hire an engineering firm such as Mott McDonald to assist in the engineering design of the water paths as well as pumping systems and storage systems at the end of each path we will also involve them in the development of the processing systems for both agricultural and potable water by doing so we guarantee a properly engineered system that will be maintainable and last well into the future.
Additional systems we intend to provide will include methane digestion to produce methane gas for fuel and for home cooking and produce fertilizer for our fields this whole process all sewage from the area. We will also include large animal production facilities used to produce meats, eggs, and milk. As we will have multiple types of animals to include camel, cattle, goats, and sheep, we will produce a system to take this milk UHT to process it, box it, and provided it for sale throughout the country. If we find our milk production to exceed the country’s needs we will export. Additionally, we will produce camel, beef, goat, and lamb/mutton meat for sale both locally and nationally/internationally. As we will be running hydroponics we will also run a fish pond to grow fish like tilapia or other local to the tastes of the people. The pond water will be circulated as the water for the hydroponics (it may require residue from the methane digester to guarantee fertility). It is also our desire to provide for the total needs of the people, to do this we will implement sewage systems gas piping systems as well as electrical distribution in order to bring their villages into the present this will be done with the direct input of PAKA so that while modernizing we do so in consideration of cultural aspects of the People’s involved. It should also be noted that this is the intent in any schools we would provide.
Our desire with community involvement is to produce all food and needs of the people locally by doing so we reduce prices and keep them while affordable for the people while bringing them to the modern-day. Therefore we will help locals open businesses to sell what the company produces giving people jobs while providing profit that the people benefit from the only things that will not be charged for will be water for both their animals and their families as this is the intent of the core of the project.
As we guarantee that 30% of the net profit of all we do will be provided and disbursed among all the people of the region this will give account that the people can buy the food they need etc. Without needing cash.
It is also our desire to provide cultural events for the people to celebrate the beauty of their culture. What we do not wish, is to attempt in any way to change the culture of the people. We desire to give them access to
modern provisions that simplify life while keeping their traditional
and cultural aspects whole.
PAKA (Passing Ancestral Knowledge Along) is how we intend to implement
this. CEO: Dulacha Wario, will make this easy as he is from the
area but lives currently in New Jersey, United States of America. Is insight
and fortitude will make this easy. It is through his hard work and that of Dr.
Njoka, and Adam Greenwell and his late mother’s ideal of Watering The
Field Of Humanity, that has made this project possible. For me, as the CEO of Ishango to take the inspiration of Adam’s mother and look at the situation in this northwestern region of Kenya, I realized the most important part was bringing water to these people hence the design of this project.
My goal is to provide for the desires and insight that PAKA provides and this is why we’ve added many additional elements to the need besides water.
We look forward to working with this group to enrich the lives of the people while providing the prospect to enrich their lives. Furthermore, we look forward to the ability to learn their culture as this benefits everybody