Sand dams feature in BBC's Our Changing Planet

Sand dams and our partners in southeast Kenya, the Africa Sand Dam Foundation, feature in the BBC's latest documentary series charting the world's most threatened ecosystems and the groundbreaking solutions hoping to bring extraordinary change. Read more

£107,505.25 raised in Big Give 2021 - thank you!

Between November 30th and December 7th we are took part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge, raising over £100,000 for four sand dams in southeast Kenya; 2 for communities in Ukambani to provide farmers with a lifelong supply of clean water, and 2 in Tsavo National Park to improve access to water for the range of wildlife. Read more

£108,285 raised in Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019!

Thanks to all who donated to our annual match-funding campaign! Read more

Sand dams and the potential to help African nations tackle climate change

As many parts of Africa continue to suffer from the ever-increasing effects of climate change, we consider how our work is helping prepare communities to minimise the impact of this on their livelihoods. Read more

Scaling up sand dam impact for pastoralists and wildlife in northern Kenya

In January 2015, Sand Dams Worldwide built the first sand dam in Lekurruki Conservancy. This was the start of a 4-year programme piloting sand dams in a new area and context. Our Head of Programmes, Christine Whinney, reflects on the achievements and lessons learned during this period. Read more