Environmental Studies Research Papers/Topics

Assessing Climate Change as a Factor Affecting Asylum Seeking and Refugee Status: A Case Study South Sudan and Somali Refugees in Kenya

Abstract: Africa is highly vulnerable to climate change according to the United Nations and IPCC (2014). This study investigated the effects of climate change in Africa and its influence towards asylum seeking and refugee status. Information from the selected sample studies indicates that climate change would influence human wellbeing, the ecosystem, and infrastructure in Africa. Furthermore, climate change has prompted displacement of the populace in the regions most affected. The most pred...

An Assessment Of The Link Between Renewable Energy And Goal 7 Of Sustainable Development Goals In Kenya. Case Study Of Kikuyu Constituency In Kiambu County

Abstract: This study focuses on the assessment of the link between renewable energy and goal 7 of Sustainable Development Goals in Kenya, a case study of Kikuyu constituency in Kiambu County. Though the renewable energy sector is not relatively new, its growth in Kenya is at a low pace as compared to the other developing countries. Despite the huge potential of renewable energy especially biogas in Kenya, most renewable energy especially biogas systems technology market penetration is notabl...

Multilevel Water Governance for Transforming Water Services Provision in Kenyan Counties: A Case Study of Obunga Informal Settlements in Kisumu County

Abstract: Efficiency and Effectiveness in governance is fundamental for management of water resources. Several countries across the world are racing to institute sound reforms to ensure people have access to clean, safe water in enough quantities. Kenya is among the countries that have strived to come up with a raft of reforms to ensure effective management and access to water resources for sustainable development. Whereas significant steps have been made to ensure there is reliable access t...

An Evaluation of Value for Money in Public Funded Projects. A Case Study of Water Development Projects in Busia County

Abstract: This thesis is organized in the following manner: First, chapter one presents the background of the study, the problem statement and research objectives the study is seeking to answer; justification of the study, and the scope of the study. It covers the background of Busia County, one of the 147 counties of Kenya and its County Water Department. The chapter also introduces the concept of Value for Money in project planning and management. Chapter two of this proposal examines avai...

Drivers of land use change in the Drakensberg Mountains South Africa

Abstract: Change in land use has had major impacts on natural resources. Mountain terrains and their associated natural resources are especially vulnerable to extensive changes in land use. We evaluated climate, demographic and socio-economic changes for two study areas in the Drakensberg Mountains, as possible drivers of land use change in each study area. The most notable change in land use within the study areas was the increase in urban areas despite the fact that the study areas are loc...

Assessment of Adoption of Watershed Management Approaches for Sustainable Constituency Development Fund Projects in Funyula Constituency, Kenya

Abstract: Management of the natural resource of a drainage basin primarily for the production and protection is considered essential for soil and water conservation. Despite an increase in CDF allocations, watershed management approaches are not integrated in local development projects to realize sustainability. The study assessed the need and ways of considering watershed management approaches in CDF projects. Key objectives included to determine the relative importance of factors that infl...