Environmental & Physical Sciences

Research Papers/Topics in Environmental & Physical Sciences

The Impact Of Human Activities On The Wetland Eco-System A Case Study Of Nakigalala Zone Kajjansi, Wakiso District Uganda

ABSTRACTThe purpose of the study was to establish the impact of human activities on the wetland ecosystem in Nakigalala Zone Kajjansi, wakiso district Uganda. The major concern was the factors,activities and effects of human activities on wetlands. The study was conducted amongsurrounding outgrowers, labour workers, brick laying companies, among othersThe literature review covered relevant literature from other previous writers, journals,documentary reviews of the impact of human activit...

Upland Rice Growing And Its Environmental Impacts In Kakiri Sub County, Wakiso District

ABSTRACTThe study looked at the Factors affecting upland rice growing for improved livelihoodamong the people of Kakiri Sub County, Wakiso district. The study was guided by thefollowing specific objectives; finding out the relationship between production of uplandrice and the wellbeing of the natives, establish the extent to which the technologyemployed affects the amount of rice produced, establish the impact of rice growing on theenvironment and To identify the problem encountered in ...

Impact Of Soil Erosion On Agrjculturaj~ Productivity In Uganda: A Case Study Of Nyadri Sub~County, Arua District

This study establishes the effect of soil erosion on agricultural activities in Nyadri Sub-County, Arua District, North Western Uganda. The research objectives included establishing the evident forms of soil erosion in the sub-county, main causes of soil erosion in the sub-county and ways in which soil erosion affects agricultural production in the area. The Research was conducted in the four parishes of Nyadri Sub-county and it was carried out in a period of three months. The literatu...

Assessing The Effectiveness Of Medical Waste Management Strategies; A Case Study Of Mwanza District, Tanzania

Medical wastes are highly infectious and hazardous wastes that may carry pathogens of dreadful diseases hence its management is vital not only because human health is important but also quality of the environment has to be kept into consideration. Mismanagement of Medical waste implies combinations of improper handling of wastes during generation, collection, storage, transport and treatment or disposal. However proper strategies for effective management are still the problem in urban ar...

The Effect Of Industrialization On The Environment” A Case Study Of Leather Industry Of Kenya Limited (Lik), Thika Municipality, Thika District

ABSTRACTA study on the effects of industrialization on the environment was carried out in theleather industry of Kenya limited, Makongeni industrial area, Thika municipality, Thikadistrict. The main objectives considered include industrial activities carried out, theimpacts of LIK on the environment and to the industry, current measures beingundertaken to minimize the effects and the way forward through suggestedrecommendations to reduce the industrial effects on the environment and on ...

The Assessment Of Agroforestry In The Conservation Of Forest Resource In Central Districts Of Uganda A Case Study Of Busujju County - Mityana District.

ABSTRACTThe study assessed the role of Agroforestry in the Conservation of Forest Resource in Central District of Uganda: A Case Study of Busujju County - Mityana District. The objectives of the study included; to analyze the different agro-forestry practices, to examine the causes and impact of forest degradation and to assess the effect of agro-forestry practices in the conservation of forest resource in central districts of Uganda: a case study of Busujju County ...

Impacts Of Traditional Farming Methods On Soil: A Case Study Of Kasameni Division Kwale County, Kenya

ABSTRACTTraditional farming embraces the use of local tools like hoes, jembes, sticks and indigenousfarming technology for a wide range of farm operations from land preparation to planting,harvesting, storage and selling the surplus harvests while the impacts of traditional farminginclude soil degradation, soil erosion and others. This study was therefore to assess the degree oftraditional farming and its impacts on soil degradation in Kasemeni division in Kwale County,Kenya. The study w...

The Effect Of Squatter Settlements On The Environment: A Case Study Of Nkere Zone Makindye Division Kampala Uganda

A study was conducted in Nkere zone Makindye Division a Kampala suburb, the main issues considered included the manner squatter settlements develop, who establishes them and why it happens so. Then their impact on both the human and bio-physical environments. The study also considered measures and controls to reduce the development of slums around cities. A general study survey research design was used in carrying out this study and instruments in data collection included questionnaires...

The Influence Of Indigenous Knowledge On Climate Change Adaptation And Mitigation By Local Communities In Kidongole Sub-county, Bukedea District, Uganda.

Long before the initiation of modern scientific methods for weather forecasting and climate prediction, most of the local people used traditional ways and indicators of rainfall forecasting/prediction in order to develop local adaptation and mitigation strategies. The main objective of the study was to assess the influence of indigenous knowledge on climate change adaptation in climate change adaptation and mitigation by local communities in Kidongole sub county, Bukedea district by iden...

Urban Environmental Management: A Case Study Of The Kariobangi Slum, Nairobi City Council, Kenya

ABSTRACTBuilding strong partnerships with urban authorities can enhance development andenvironmental conservation. The purpose of the study was to establish persistentenvironmental concerns in the study area and try to understand how the community is addressing them. A qualitative approach was used involving use of questionnaires,interviews, FGDs and PRA tools to gather primary data, while reference to relevantliterature provided secondary data. Key informants for the study include...

Human Migration And Land Management In Kibale County Kamwenge District, Western Uganda

ABSTRACTThe research was set out to assess the effects of rapid human migration on land management inKibale - County Kamwenge district, western Uganda. The study was carried out on objectives toassess a general analysis on forms of land degradation in Kibale County that could result fromhuman migration; evaluating the forms land use patterns and land use in Kibale County; andidentifying possible to be adopted in order to improve on land resource management inKibale County Kamwenge distri...

The Benefits Of Using Briquettees As Energy Sources Over The Use Of Wood Fuel At Household Level. A Case Study Of Busimbi Sue-County Mityana District-Uganda

Biomass which is by far the most important energy carrier is used in a highly inefficient way primarily for cooking, leading to a considerable overuse of Uganda’s forestry resources for the last 15 years. The research was about the benefits of using briquettes as energy sources over the use of wood fuel at household level. The objectives of this study were, to determine the energy conservation values and the extent of briquettes usage at household level with regard to use of wood fuel ...

The Effects Of Poor Solid Waste Management In Urban Centers A Case Study Of Kalerwe Zone In Kawempe Division, Kampala City

Solid Waste ma~1agement was one of the most sensitive environmental issues today, The issues of public and environmental health related to municipal wastes management. It was also observed that careless disposal of solid wastes or disposing them in a trash may pose risks to human health and environment as whole. The specific objectives of the study was to find out the nature of solid wastes generated , to find out the effects of solid wastes on the people and the environment and to est...

Causes And Effects Of Poor Environmental Sanitation In Division B, Entebbe.

AbstractThe study focused on the causes, effects and of poor environmentalsanitation. It was carried out in Entebbe Division ‘B’ Kitoro, Kigungu,Nakiwogo, and Lugonjo. Basically with the guidance of the objectives,information was obtained and they included to finding out causes and effectsof poor environmental sanitation, and suggestions of the solution to theproblem. The extra information was obtained from textbooks, newspapers,reports and journals.The major causes of poor environm...

Causes And Effects Of Poor Environmental Sanitation In Division B, Entebbe

AbstractThe study focused on the causes, effects and of poor environmentalsanitation. It was carried out in Entebbe Division ‘B’ Kitoro, Kigungu,Nakiwogo, and Lugonjo. Basically with the guidance of the objectives,information was obtained and they included to finding out causes and effectsof poor environmental sanitation, and suggestions of the solution to theproblem. The extra information was obtained from textbooks, newspapers,reports and journals.The major causes of poor environm...


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