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Title:Dying Lake Victoria: a community-based prevention programme
Editor:Akatch, Samuel O.ISNI
City of publisher:Nairobi
Publisher:Initiatives Publishers
Geographic term:East Africa
environmental policy
nature conservation
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Abstract:Local communities were the first to experience the problems of Lake Victoria. Realizing that they were no longer deriving enough benefit from its resources, a community-based NGO was founded: OSIENALA (Friends of Lake Victoria), whose main objective is environmental conservation and protection of the lake and its catchment areas. This report is the result of workshops organized by OSIENALA during community mobilization for the implementation of Lake Victoria Environmental Management Programme - a joint effort of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania - in Homa Bay, Siaya, Kisumu, Busia and Migori districts in 1993. Following the introduction and an outline of the development objectives of the workshops, the volume deals with a number of issues, discussing community efforts, constraints and recommendations. The topics discussed are fisheries management, the water hyacinth, land use, wetlands, water quality, and pollution by municipalities and industrialists. The report includes 15 proposals for community-based projects.