Assessment of water scarcity and distribution in Arumeru District -Tanzania

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
Though water gives a lot of benefits to the local communities as various activities done by man need water such as washing, cooking, drinking, cooling machines, irrigation transportation, bathing and others. But man through deforestation along water sources, caused a great scarcity of this water. This study was conducted in December 2008 to January 2009 in Arumeru district during the study one hundred and fifty respondents were interviewed from the area. The aim of the study was the assessment on the water scarcity and distribution in Arumeru district. The specific objectives was to find out the causes and effects of water scarcity in Arumeru district not only that but the sources and uses of water in Arumeru and lastly the solution to water scarcity in Arumeru district. Data collection involved both qualitative and qualitative methods. Also self administered questionnaires were used to collect data from respondents and key informants. The researcher also used focus group discussions. The data collected was analyzed using the statistical package for social scientists. The study concluded that the government should improves and allocates move boreholes, wells, springs and dams, also they should be protected through afforestation and reforestation also rain water should be harvested, recycling and treating water from sea, oceans, lakes, rivers and others.
A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements For the Award of the Degree of Bachelor Of Arts with Education Of Kampala International University
Water scarcity, Distribution