Environmental statistics 45% open


What data is expected?

A selection of deforestation, pollution statistics (air and water pollution), as well as information on extractives activities, and their concessions/licences.

  • Air pollution levels
  • Water quality
  • Extractives activities
  • Deforestation
  • None of the above

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Available free of charge Yes
Downloadable Yes
Publicly available Yes
Openly licenced No
Up-to-date No Data on timber harvest available from 2016
In an open and machine-readable format PDF (Deforestation), WFS (cadastres)
location http://www.opendata.go.ke/datasets?q=water - Open datasets on water including national water sources, water test and results., https://portal.miningcadastre.go.ke/Site/CustomHtml.asp - Extractives activities: mining licences , https://www.knbs.or.ke/download/economic-survey-2017/ - Total national aggregates of timber harvest
Collected by government Yes
findable_steps Conducted a google search with the following phrases: kenya air pollution data, kenya water quality, kenya extractives data, kenya deforestation data, kenya ministry of forestry and wildlife. Searched on knbs.or.ke for water, pollution, extractives, and deforestation. Searched on opendata.go.ke for water, water and sanitation, pollution, extractives and deforestation.
characteristics Extractives activities, Deforestation There are several national datasets on water and sanitation on the Kenya Open Data Portal.
Controlled access Yes
Collector name Responsible agencies include ministry of forestry and wildlife, ministry of mining, ministry of environment.
licence_url http://www.opendata.go.ke/ Clause available on the homepage.

Water pollution: The ICT Authority has published some water datasets on the Kenya open data portal, but these seem to be related to water infrastructure investments or access to water, but not pollutants. Air pollution values exist for 2009 on the WHO database of global ambient air quality, but the data does not seem to come from an official source: http://www.who.int/airpollution/data/cities/en/ Deforestation: only a national aggregated of total amount of wood taken from all forests can be found at https://www.knbs.or.ke/download/economic-survey-2017/. There is no relation to the total amount of wood.

Meta data

Data location   http://www.opendata.go.ke/datasets?q=water - Open datasets on water including national water sources, water test and results.
   https://portal.miningcadastre.go.ke/Site/CustomHtml.asp - Extractives activities: mining licences
   https://www.knbs.or.ke/download/economic-survey-2017/ - Total national aggregates of timber harvest
Data licence   http://www.opendata.go.ke/ Clause available on the homepage.
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Paul Mungai
Last modified   Mon May 07 2018 08:00:50 GMT+0000 (UTC)