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Title: Impact of urbanization on wetland degradation a case study of Nakivubo -luzira urban wetland, Nakawa division, Kampala city, Uganda
Authors: Kwesiga, Maximus
Keywords: urbanization
wetland degradation
Nakawa division
Kampala city
Issue Date: Jul-2006
Publisher: Kampala International University,School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Abstract: An investigation on wetland degradation was conducted at Nakivubo, Luzira urban wetland in Nakawa division, Kampala district, Objectives of the study were to find out the values of wetlands, activities leading to wetland degradation. Consequences of degradation of wetlands and strategies to restore the degraded wetlands. A general survey research design was used, group discussions, oral interviews, self administered questionnaires, observation and taking photos were the methods used to generate data. The study revealed that the major values of wetlands include their use as a source of water and fish among other benefits. The study also found out that wetland degradation in this area is brought about by crop cultivation, papyrus harvesting, sand mining and brick making which is done in unsustainable way. It further revealed that wetland degradation affects water quality and availability, soil, biodiversity, landscape, wetland products and general habitats. It was recommended that to minimize wetland degradation, there’s need to create awareness on the consequences of degradation of these resources.
Description: A dissertation submitted to Department of Environmental Studies Kampala International University in partial fulfillment of the requirements of award of the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management

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