Environmental & Physical Sciences

Research Papers/Topics in Environmental & Physical Sciences

Pollution Effects On Human Health In Mweiga Municipality, Nyer1 District, Kenya

TABLE OF CONTENTSDEDICATION.ACKNOWLEDGEMENT.iiDECLARATION iiiLIST OF TABLES AND FIGURES ivTABLE OF CONTENTS vCHAPTER ONEiNTRODUCTION 11.0 Background 11.1 Problem Statement I1.3 Objectives 21.3.1 Overall objectives 21.3.2 Specific objectives 21.4 Research Questions 21.5 Scope of the Study 3CHAPTER TWO 4LITERATURE REVIEW 42.0 Sources of water pollution 42.1 The Water and Sanitation crisis in Africa 42.2 Health 52.3 Environment 52.4 Chemical Hazards and their Adverse Health Effects 5CHAPTER THRE...

Wetland Degradation In Uganda; The Case Study Of Kinawataka, Nakawa Division Kampala District

ABSTRACTThe study focused on wetland degradation in Uganda: A case study of Kiwanatakawetland in Kampala District.lt was carried out to examine the varrious causes ofkinawataka wet land degradation,asses the human activities carried in and around thewet land and to establish solution for the problems brought about as a result ofkinawataka wet land degragation.The wetland of Kinawataka in Kampala was used as a sample for the study.Questionnaires, interviews, literature review, recording,...

Assessing The Impact Of Solid Waste On Human Health A Case Study Of Pondamali Slum In Nakuru District, Kenya

ABSTRACTJlid waste management in the world over has proven to be a challenge, developing countrieske the lead in poor solid waste management, this could be attributed to a number of factorshich include lack of capacity either financially or infrastructure, and this has contributedirgely to the deterioration of health standards of the poor who live in slum areas. A study on,sessing the impacts of solid waste management on the human health was carried out inondamali Slum, Nakuru district K...

Socio-Econimic Factors That Contribute To Low Access To Sanitation Facilities: A Case Study Of Bulegeni Sub County Bulambuli District -Uganda

ABSTRACT The study was conducted in Bulegeni Sub-county which is located 35 Kilometers from the Eastern town of Mbale Uganda. This study was conducted between the month of May and September 2012. The main objective of the study was to find out, the socio- economic factors influencing low access to sanitation facilities at different household level. The study used descriptive research methods to obtain data it included face to face interviews and questionnaires. The research finds w...

Impacts of soil erosion on farmlands: a case study of tambajja, kapchesombe parish, kapchorwa district, eastern uganda.

ABSTRACT Soil erosion is a global issue and affects both farmlands and the economy; the causes and effects of soil are on the increase through out the country. The research was conducted in Tambajja Village Kapchorwa District in Eastern Uganda. The objectives of the study were to fi out the causes and impacts of soil in Tambajja village and examine the effective s of the existing soil conservation techniques. A sample of 40 respondent as randomly selected. Data for the study was col...

The Impacts Of Collaborative Forest Management On The Livelihoods Of Forest Adjacent Communities, Of Echuya Central Forest Reserve, Kabale-Kisoro, Uganda.

ABSTRACTThe study of the impacts of collaborative forest management on the livelihoods of forest adjacent communities was conducted in the nine parishes surrounding Echuya Central Forest Reserve located in the districts of kabale & Kisoro in Uganda with the objective of finding out the activities of Collaborative Forest Management, benefits to the Forest Adjacent Communities, the challenges faced in implementation and to establish strategies to cop up with the challen...

“The Effects Of Landuse Practices On Water” Case Study: The Great Ruaha Basin In Mbarali District In Iringa, Tanzania.

Land use is the manner in which humans beings employ the land and its resources. Land use practices include agriculture, irrigation, livestock keeping, timber logging, mining, fishing and industrialization activities. Land use practices affect land cover and water sources, thus degrading environmental resources. The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of land use practices on a river. The Great Ruaha basin in Mbarali district in Iringa region, Tanzani...

Assessment Of University Students Awareness Of Environmental Degradation In Kampala. A Case Study Of Kampala International University

ABSTRACTThe study assessed University Students Awareness of Environmental Degradation in Kampala.itwas guided by three objectives that is to say; To find out the different environmental degradationactivities that the students know, To establish some of the effects of environmental degradation inKampala that the students are aware off and To find out student’s suggestions on how to deal withthe challenge of environmental degradation in Kampala.This study employed descriptive and case stu...

Effects Of Climate Change On Agricultural Production. Case Study Of Kisumu District, Nyanza Province In Kenya.

ABSTRACTKisumu District is an administrative District of Nyanza Province in western Kenya with a populationof 504, 359 and a land area of 912 square kilometers. The main industries are subsistence agricultureand fisheries on Lake Victoria. It falls within the coordinates of 0 55” south and 34 55” east. The maintype of soils is ferrasols. It experiences a bimodal type of rainfall. The minimum temperature is 15Celsius while the mean maximum temperature is 36 Celsius. Humidity is relati...

Effects Of Poor Sanitation Management On The Urban Population In Uganda: The Case Of Kansanga Parish, Makindye Division, Kampala, Central Uganda

ABSTRUCTIn many developing countries such as Uganda, the problem of poor sanitation has beenregistered among households especially in high density residential areas of urban centre.Poor sanitation is manifested through unsafe disposal of human excreta, unhygienic watersources, poor solid waste management.The study, on the effects of poor sanitation management on the urban population inUganda, using Kansanga parish Makindye division Kampala city as the case study, aimedto find out the san...

Mixed Farming And Soil Degradation; A Case Study Of Nyarubuye Sub County Kisoro District South Western Uganda.

ABSTRACTThe study was undertaken to analyze the relationship between mixed farming and soildegradation in Nyarubuye Sub County. The study objectives included; finding out differentmixed farming practices in Nyarubuye Sub County, identify impacts of mixed farming on soildegradation in Nyarubuye Sub County and to analyze the solutions of on how to over come soil degradation. Data was collected basing on the above objectives and each objective was handled after the other. Differen...

Types of Natural Resources in Selected African Countries

Natural Resources are assets or materials created and deposited by nature, useable by man to create wealth. In another definition, Natural resources are naturally occurring materials that are useful to man or could be useful under conceivable technological, economic or social circumstances or supplies drawn from the earth. Common examples of Natural Resources include Air, Sunlight, Water, Soil, Stone, Plants, Forests, Animals and Fossil fuels. Africa has a large quantity of Nat...

The Effects Of Population Pressure On Tue Agricultural Lands; Of Trika Area Thika District.

ABSTRACTAn investigation of the effects of population pressure on the agricultural lands wasconducted in Thika area Thika district.The variables considered include; causes of population growth, effects of populationgrowth on agricultural lands and solutions for the effects of population growth onagricultural lands.In order to investigate the above variables, a general survey research design was used.Data collection tools include; interview schedule, observation checklist, literature rev...

Assessing Water Supply And Demand Management In Industries And Commercial Enterprises In Athi River Town, Machakos County

Water is an integral part of many industrial processes and increasing demand for water for industrial uses will result from increasing economic activity.The water resources upon which industrial growth depends are under increasing stress and almost no economy will be spared the negative consequences of unsustainable use of this scarce resource. This study was designed to assess how industries and commercial enterprises in Athi River Town are managing water as a resource. It reviewed the...

Assessment Of Community Forest Associations In Socioeconomic Empowerment Of Communities In Kinangop, Nyandarua County

Participatory Forest Management is a framework that has widely been adopted in management of forests because it includes community and other stakeholders in forest management. The Forest Act (2005) provided way in which PFM would be implemented in Kenya to provide a solution to the problems facing the forestry sector. It provided an opportunity for the community to participate in the management of the forest through co-management of the forest with KFS using Community Forest Association...


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