The SHIP (Social Hydrological Information Platform) provides access all water and land data and information generated by the Water and Land Resources Centre (WLRC) project of CETRAD.
The platform also provides access to other water and land data generated by the CETRAD project within the upper Ewaso Ngiro basin or acquired by CETRAD from other areas where CETRAD works or from the other major water drainage basins of Kenya. In future, the SHIP will also house relevant water and land resources data generated by CETRAD partners.
SHIP is continuously updated to ensure that users have access to the most recent data and information. Ship has six modules that can be access through the links provided on this home page.
The SHIP dashboard provides quick information of importance to SHIP users which they can access quickly. Dashboard information includes recent analysis, announcement of events, seasonal outlooks, etc. Each dashboard item has a short description and a link that open the related information. The dashboard items expire after a given duration of time.
In the future, the SHIP dashboard will provide links to a wide range of water and land related information products including blogs, user relevant Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials. The SHIP dashboard will therefore evolve depending on the practical needs of the SHIP users.
The SHIP data server provides access to the water, land and social economic data contained in various SHIP databases. The data presented is mostly generated by CETRAD within the Water and Land Resource Centre (WLRC) project or from the routine water and land resources monitoring network of CETRAD.
Currently, most of the data cover the upper Ewaso Ngiro basin but also includes data from the larger Ewaso Ngiro North river basin. In future, the SHIP data server will include data from the other five drainage basins of Kenya, depending on availability of information.
The data available on the SHIP data server is organized along three clusters – (a) Currently operating stations, (b) Historical stations with long time series and high quality data, and (c) Historical station with short time series and medium quality data. Data series duration vary from few years to several decades.
The bulk of the data covers weather and river flow but the future plan is to include more parameters including ground water, land resources and social economic data.
The SHIP datasets will be used to undertake various analyses to provide information and insight to guide sustainable management of water and land resources. These analyses are not pre-determined but will be developed to respond to emerging needs of the information user.
Currently, no analyses have been developed. Once such analysis modules are developed, they will be provided here.
The SHIP Map View provides a basic interface for viewing water and land resource management and conservation issues on a simple mapping interface.
The map view presents water and land important issues in a simple map for purpose of capturing and communicating important water and land management issues in the basin. As a tool for the general visualization, the map view uses simple geo-spatial tools and it is not intended to provide detailed geospatial analysis.
The SHIP document repository provides access to water and land resources documents and other digital resources that are relevant for sustainable management of the water and land resources in the basin and the rest of the country.
The repository uses relevant keywords and therefore allows users to quickly find relevant information depending on their needs and area of application. The repository includes many types of digital resources including reports, books, papers, presentations, video, images, illustration, etc.
The repository is structured along major areas / domains of application (communities) and grouping (collections). Users can search for resources by keywords, by authors, by year of publications or by any combination of these variables.
Geo Spatial Repository
The SHIP Geo-spatial repository provides access to CETRAD water and land geospatial datasets to users who may need to access and use that data in a geo- spatial data.
Each repository item includes detailed description of the content and the methods and tools used to create the datasets. As with the document repository, a standard list of keywords is used to categorize / tag each record so that its datasets can be easily identified and access by the users.
To guide users on the repository contents (before they can download), each record provided images showing the geospatial data in a map layout. Likewise, where necessary, the map legends and other outputs of these datasets are attached as images for first impression. The repository includes various tools for searching and visualizing search results.
The SHIP learning platform provide access to water and land information and learning objects that can be accessed by information users to educate them on water and land resources management issue.
Currently, the platform does not host any learning materials but will do so in the future. Once content is available, users will be able to register and then use the information at their own pace. Some of the learning materials will require users to register themselves to use while others will be open and will not require any registration.