Environmental & Physical Sciences

Research Papers/Topics in Environmental & Physical Sciences

An Assessment Of Water Availability And Community Health; A Case Study Of Garrissa District, Kenya

ABSTRACT This dissertation presents the findings of the research conducted in Garissa District. It describes the effects of water availability on community health with the objectives of the study as; to identify the water sources, problems associated with water availability and what can be done to ensure that water is always available and that it has little impact on the productivity of part or whole community. Achieving these objectives would help increase the number of water sources in this...

The Impact of Fire On Grasslands Ecosystem; A Case of Mashuru Rangelands in Maasai Land, Mashuru Division, Narok County, Kenya

TABLE OF CONTENTSDECLARATION iiDEDICATION ivACKNOWLEDGEMENT vList of Tables ixList of Plates XList of MapsList of Figures X~List of Acronyms XiiiABSTRACT XivCHAPTER ONE 1INTRODUCTION 11.0 Introduction 11.2 Statement of the problem 21.3 Research objectives 31.4 Research questions 31.5 Significance of the study 41.6 Scope of the study 4CHAPTER TWO 5LITERATURE REVIEW 52.0 Introduction 52.1 Activities of nomadic pastoralists 52.2 Impact of burning Grassland zones on environment 52.3 Minimizing fi...

The Role of Human Activities On Wetland Degradation

TABLE OF CONTENTSDeclarationApproval iiDedication iiiAcknowledgement ixList of AcronymsTable of contentsList of Tables xiiiList of Figures ixList of PlatesList of mapsAbstract iiCHAPTER ONE1 .0 Introduction1 Background of the study I1.2 Statement of the problem 21.3 Objectives of the study 21 .4 Research Questions 31.5 Scope of the study 31 .6 Significance of the studyCHAPTER TWO2.0 Literature Review 42.1 introduction 12.2 The Value of the Wetlands $2.3 Human activities and wetland degradatio...

Informal Sector Activities and Urban Environmental Problems: A Case Study of Kericho Town, Kenya

ABSTRACT The study investigated the informal sector activities and urban environment problems of Kericho Town. Informal sector activities were a non convectional way of conducting business in an area. It was observed that the informal sector activities had some significant challenges to the urban environment of Kericho Town. The study was carried out in the months of May to June 2010. The instruments used to carry out the investigations were questionnaires. interviews and observation. The sel...

FARM SETTLEMENT FOR IGOSUN COMMUNITY OYUN LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN KWARA STATE.

ABSTRACTAgriculture has been the topmost priority of every successive administration Nigeria. This is due to the fact that the extent of development of a nation is also measured interims of the quality and quantity of food available to her people. Though the struggle at improving food status has been on course before intendance. It reminds us of 1959, when the western government grated agriculture land mark and sent a representative to Israel who brought the form settlement scheme modeled aft...

SEWAGE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN NYAKASANGA, KASESE TOWN COUNCIL, KASESE DISTRICT

ABSTRACTSewage management has become a problem for many developing nations which poses a risk of spread of sanitation related diseases especially among densely populated areas. This study was done to assess the management of municipal waste water with the major objective of generating information which can be used by stakeholders to improve its management so as to safeguard the environment an promote health of Nyakasanga community and the surrounding areas. The target...

CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE EFFORTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE IN ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION IN TUKUYU, MBEYA-RUNGWE DISTRICT TANZANIA

ABSTRACTNormally at the absolute bottom of the social strata, whether in rich or poor countries, are theindigenous or native peoples who are generally the least powerful, most neglected groups inthe world.In many countries these indigenous people are repressed by traditional caste systems,discriminatory laws, economics, or prejudice. Unique cultures are disappearing along withbiological diversity as natural habitats are destroyed to satisfy industrialised world appetitesfor resources. Accordi...

THE CAUSES AND IMPACTS OF SOIL EROSION ON THE UPPER SLOPES OF MOUNT KILIMAJARO~ A CASE STUDY OF TEMA VILLAGE, MBOKOMU WARD, MOSHI RURAL DISTRICT

4~STRACTIn this 21St century the problem facing rural areas in developingcountries like Tanzania are numerous. Formidable Social andEconomic services are deteriorating and proving to beunsustainable; school enrollment rates are declining, foodsituation is precarious, infant and maternal mortality ratescontinues to be high, unemployment is on the rise, landshortage, triggering off high population which led to the landdegradation.This study investigated the causes and impact of soil erosion ont...

THE EFFECTS OF WATER SCARCITY ON THE LIVELIHOODS OF NOMADIC PASTORALISTS: A CASE STUDY OF KATHILE SUE-COUNTY, KAABONG DISTRICT,

ABSTRACTThe study aimed at establishing the effects of watet scarcity on the livelihoods of the nomadicpastoralists. The study was guided by three objectives that is to say to determine the factorscontributing to water scarcity, to identify the challenges nomads face due to water scarcity and toexamine the adaptation strategies the nomadic pastoralists have adopted to counter waterscarcity. The study was conducted in Kathile Sub County in Kaabong district where the countryhas got most cases o...

THE ROLE OF SUBSISTENCE AGRICULTURE ON WETLAND CONSERVATION: A CASE STUDY OF BUGOLOBI, NAKAWA DIVISION.

ABSTRACTSubsistence agriculture involves the growing of crops and rearing of animals on a small scale for home consumption, use of simple tools and more labour whereas Wetland conservation is aimed at protecting and preserving areas where water exists at or near the Earth’s surface such as swamps, marshes and bog. This study was therefore carried out to assess the extent of Subsistence agriculture and its role on wetland conservation in Bugolobi, Nakawa division. Th...

THE EFFECTS OF WATER SCARCITY ON THE LIVELIHOODS OF NOMADIC PASTORALISTS: A CASE STUDY OF KATHILE SUE-COUNTY, KAABONG DISTRICT

BSTRACTThe study aimed at establishing the effects of watet scarcity on the livelihoods of the nomadicpastoralists. The study was guided by three objectives that is to say to determine the factorscontributing to water scarcity, to identify the challenges nomads face due to water scarcity and toexamine the adaptation strategies the nomadic pastoralists have adopted to counter waterscarcity. The study was conducted in Kathile Sub County in Kaabong district where the countryhas got most cases of...

Impact of Primary Mortgage Institution in Housing Delivery (A Case Study of Coop Savings & Loan Limited)

1.0 INTRODUCTION   Housing which  can be defined as collective structures in which mankind is housed and where he carries out his daily economic, social and commercial activities, which  encompass man’s immediate physical surrounding services, facilities and all available social  amenities.  Provision of housing has been a major challenge since the 21st century to all sovereign states across the world.  Adequate housing provision has been hindered over the years, by various factors w...

ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFICIENCY OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN EASTERN DIVISION, SOROTI MUNICIPALITY

ABSTRACTSolid wastes are materials that have been discarded from the material flow pattern because they lack value to the owner.Solid waste management systems are a group of related, proved and effective tools that work together as a whole to reduce the volume of solid wastes from the generation points, storage, collection, treatment, recycling or reusing and disposing off the remaining waste material in an effort to reduce their effect on human health or local aesthetics ...

THE COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF RECREATIONAL FACILITIES FOR HOUSING ESTATES (A CASE STUDY OF ADEWOLE HOUSING ESTATE, ILORIN KWARA STATE)

TABLE OF CONTENTSTitle pageCertification DedicationAcknowledgment AbstractTable of contentsList of MapsList of TablesList of FiguresList of Plate’sCHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION  1.1 Introduction 1-2 1.2 Statement of problems 2 1.3 Aims of the project 3 1.4 Objective of the study 3 1.5 Justification 3-4 1.6 Scope and Limitation 4 1.7 Project methodology 1.8 Study area 6 1.8.1 Historical background of Ilorin 6 1.8.2 Historical background of Adewole Housing 10Estate1.8.2.1 Location...

AN APPRAISAL OF TREND IN RENTAL VALUE OF RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY”. (A CASE STUDY OF GRA (TPS 100 ILORIN)

TABLE OF CONTENTTitle pageCertificationDedicationAcknowledgementSynopsesCHAPTER ONE1.0 Introduction1.1 Statement of the problem1.2 Aim and objectives1.3 Significant of the study1.4 Scope of the study1.5 Limitations of the study1.6 Study Area (Geographical setting and historical background)1.7 Definition of termsCHAPTER TWO2.0 Literature review2.1 conceptual framework2.2 Concept of value2.3 Concept of rental value2.4 Nature of value2.5 Concepts of rent2.6 Factors affecting rental values of res...


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