Research Papers/Topics in Environmental Resource Planning

Mapping Air Quality Levels in Jos Urban Area of Plateau State, Nigeria.

Abstract This research is aimed at mapping Air quality levels in Jos metropolis. The research made use of data collected by the use of structured questionnaires. Solid waste constitute the highest source of air pollution with 43.72% followed by automobile with 31.69% from the research. In mapping the air quality levels, air quality metre was used in taking measurements of the air quality index (AQI). Fourteen locations in the study area were measured. Generally, the air quality of Jos is eith...

An Assessment Of Environmental Impacts Of Stone Quarryng Activities In Nyambera Location Kisii County

ABSTRACT Kenya is a growing economy and it is in the list of third world countries what is commonly referred to as developing countries. As a result of this its poor-rich gap keeps on growing as a result of the high stone quarrying and its impacts on the environment by able investors and as research indicates 4 out of every 5 Kenyans live in rural areas and this may clearly imply that most of the rural folk live in high poverty levels. To sought out this problem of high poverty levels researc...

An Assessment Of Factors Influencing The Choice And Adoption Of Biogas Technology Among The Peri-Urban Residents Of Kisii County

ABSTRACT Biogas technology in Kenya dates back to the 1957.Efforts to promote the technology in most potential areas had not been effective in the country until May 2007 when the plan for implementation of national biogas energy programme started with the formation of the Kenya Biogas Task Force. Despite the potential and demand the adoption level has been low and on a decreasing rate. The study sought to assess the level of people‘s awareness and attitude towards biogas technology, to expl...

Impacts Of The Southern Bypass Road Construction Through Ngong Forest On The African Crowned Eagle, Nairobi County

ABSTRACT Forests have numerous economic, social and ecological values. In Kenya most of the forests form vital water catchments for rivers among other ecological services as well as providing a habitat for numerous species of animals. Ngong Forest is an urban forest in Nairobi County that has a wide variety of flora species and serves as a habitat to various animals including birds such as the African Crowned Eagle. This research project aimed at finding out the challenges facing the African...

Impact of Residential Development on Urban Wetlands: The Case of Watiti Wetland, Kangemi Estate, Nairobi County.

ABSTRACT The UN Millennium Ecosystem Assessment determined that environmental degradation is more prominent within wetland systems than any other ecosystem on Earth. Increase in population in urban areas has led to pressures within urban wetland ecosystems. Urbanization has also contributed to the degradation of the Watiti wetland ecosystem. Some of the impacts of such activities include; direct habitat loss (from development, land reclamation, roads, in-stream dredging), altered water regime...

Enforcement and Compliance on Occupational Health and Safety Measures in Industries in Thika municipality, Kiambu County.

ABSRTACT Occupational Safety and Health (OHS) is a cross-disciplinary area concerned with protecting the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment. The goal of occupational health and safety programmes is to foster a safe and healthy work environment. As secondary effects, OSH may also protect coworkers, family members, employers, customers, suppliers, nearby communities, and other members of the public who are impacted by the workplace environment as well as reduce m...

The Green Building Option; Environmentally Sustainable Building In Residential Building Designs, A Case Study Of Makongeni Area, Thika Town, Kiambu County.

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Institutions Of Higher Learning As Drivers Of Urban Development: A Case Study Of University Of Eastern Africa, Baraton Nandi County-Kenya

ABSTRACT The Geographic distribution and Demographic expansion of Universities in Kenya exponentially increased during the last two decades. The increasing number of universities invariably alters human settlements and influences urban processes. Following this realization, this study sought to analyze how the institutions of higher learning become drivers of urban development in the areas they are located. To achieve this quest, the researcher adopted three objectives seeking to analyze the ...

Performance Of Non-State Actors In Provision Of Water Along Kiambere-Mwingi Water Pipeline In Kamuwongo Division, Kitui County

Abstract The Millennium Development Goal 7c of halving the population without access to safe drinking water was achieved in 2010. However, in Sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya included, this goal is yet to be met as disparities still thrive. About 57 per cent of the households in Kenya have access to safe water. The government has tried to improve water service provision through resource allocation; reforming key institutions involved in supply of water and water pipelines have also been establish...

An Assessment Of Changes In Tree Density And Diversity On Smallholder Farms Along Nigeria-Niger Border

ABSTRACT This study assessed changes in tree density and diversity on smallholder farms along Nigeria-Niger border. The study draws attention to the importance of the tree and the changes of tree grown on the smallholder farms in the border region. The study also assessed the knowledge of local farmers on tree changes and the method they use to tackle the changes in tree diversity. The study area is in the sand region which experiences little rainfall and a high temperature, therefore, droug...