The impact of Population Growth on wetland Management-A case study of Katabu Zone, Kansanga Parish, Makindye Division.

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The study on the "Impact of Population Growth on the Management of Wetlands" was carried out in Katabu Zone in Kansanga with specific aims of; finding out the importance of wetlands, how wetlands are managed, challenges experienced in the management of wetlands and the determining possible intervention measures that can be adopted in to improve the management of wetlands. A review of related literature was carried out on already existing information on the specific aims of this paper as a way of comprehending the problem and enriching and supplements the study findings. The study relied on a qualitative research design under which questionnaires were administered and interviews were conducted with community members, Environmentalists and local leaders. It was established that, wetlands were important because they provide medicine and food, generate employment, regulate climate, filter and purify water, maintain soil fertility, and provide water catchments. The mechanisms for wetland management were repo1ied to include law enforcement, seepage and indigenous knowledge the management authority experienced challenges such as flooding, land degeneration, extinction of resources, technological effects, blocking of passages and weakening of the catchments areas however, solutions including inclusive policies, sustainable urbanization, generating employment opportunities, research, family planning and stricter laws were suggested. This paper concludes that, Despite the usefulness of wetlands to the communities and countries, management authority will continue to experience challenges in trying to control the impact of the mankind on the wetlands if revision of the existing policy is done and generation of more employment opportunities among others. The st4dy recommends; Provision of appropriate education, capacity building, sustainable development, research, incorporating know how and skills and sensitizing the young generation.
A research dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Education in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For the Award of a Bachelor of Education with Guidance and Counseling of Kampala International University
Population Growth, Wetland Management, Impact, Katabu Zone, Kansanga Parish, Makindye Division, Kampala