Research Papers/Topics in Environmental Health Science

Implications of Rapid Urbanization On Kampala Wetlands. A Case Study of Bwaise Wetland in Kawempe Division

ABSTRACT The study assesses the implications of rapid urbanization on Kampala Wetlands using Bwaise Wetland in Kawempe. Kampala city is a rapidly urbanized society whose growth is impacting on its wetland. Thus, this study examines the regulations, impacts and dynamics of urbanization in Bwaise wetland and how this affects the society since wetlands are source of livelihoods to some residents of Kampala. The study reveals that rapid urbanization and development have encouraged severe floodin...

Impacts of Beverage Plant On Wetland Ecosystem: A Case Study of Namanve Coca-Cola Factory-Mukono District, Central Uganda

ABSTRACT  The research on “Impacts of beverage Plant on Wetland Ecosystem” was conducted in Namanve Coca-Cola factory-Mukono district, central Uganda. The research was guided by the objectives of the study which included; examining the nature or type of industrial production in Namanve and to determine the possible causes of pollution from industries to their surroundings. The researcher used qualitative and quantitative techniques to collect, analyze and output data. Results of the ...

Level of Vulnerability of Women Farmers to Climate Change Impacts in The Agona West Municipality

ABSTRACT Women farmers are said to be most vulnerable to climate change due to their multifaceted roles in society and limited access to land and credit for commercial production. The Agona West Municipal Assembly in the Central Region of Ghana is selected as a case for study. The following issues were investigated: The degree of vulnerability to climate change by women farmers, the contribution of land size and land acquisition processes to high levels of exposure and sensitivity and the ex...

Effect of Anthropogenic Activities On Physicochemical Properties of Soils in Ezinihitte Mbaise Lga. Imo State

ABSTRACT The study was carried out to evaluate the effect of anthropogenic activities on physiochemical properties of soils in Ezinihitte Mbaise L.G.A. Imo State. 36 soil samples were collected randomly at the depth of 0-5cm, 5-15cm, and 15-30cm. The samples were collected from four different locations, farmland, market area, play ground and forest. The samples were prepared and analyzed for physiochemical properties such as sand, silt, clay, pH, conductivity, organic carbon, moisture content...

Effect of Anthropogenic Activities On Soil in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State

ABSTRACT The study evaluated the effect of anthropogenic activities on the physico-chemical properties of soils of Awka South, LGA, Anambra state, Southeastern Nigeria. Triplicate soil samples were collected from three (3) soil depths (0-15cm, 15-30 cm and 30-45 cm) in four land use types; sand mining, play ground, arable land and forest land of Agu Awka, Amowbia, Okpuno and Ifite respectively. Physico-chemical properties and heavy metals concentration of the soils were analyzed using standar...

Environmental and Socioeconomic Impacts of Cage Aquaculture at Kpeve Tornu Section of the Volta Lake

ABSTRACT Cage aquaculture involves fish farming in floating cages in an existing water body that permits exchange of water, nutrients and waste materials between the cage and the water environment. While some experts claim that cage aquaculture negatively impacts on water quality, others found no significant impacts of fish farming in floating cages on water environment. While information on cage aquaculture abounds in some countries to enhance the industry, little information exist on the im...

Exploring The Competing Uses of Water in The Context of Climate Variability and Change in The Lawra District

ABSTRACT A highly diverse set of user groups depend on freshwater resources and services for domestic use, agricultural and industrial purposes as well as ecosystem functioning. Many freshwater supply sources are already over allocated, suffer degraded water quality, and are often not in sufficient condition to support life. The steps towards poverty reduction that targets sustainable development will be jeopardized if improved water resources management and effective storage measures are not...

Phytoremediation of Sewage Effluent with Some Selected Aquatic Plants from Anaerobically Digested Biogas Plant from The Valley View University Biogas Facility, Oyibi, Accra.

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.0 Background With the increasing population and increasing per capita water demands, certain areas will soon face the problem of needing more water than can be obtained from local water supplies. This projected water deficit has instigated an interest in water reclamation and reuse, using treated waste waters as a public water supply source. Ghana is no exception to the countries around the world, experiencing high volumes of wastewater that flows out without recla...

The Implications Of Climate Change On Subsistance Crop Production, A Case Study Of Juba County, South Sudan

ABSTRACT Unlike many areas of the world where agricultural producers exhibit the physical, economic and social resources to moderate, or adapt, subsistence agriculture in the Juba County South Sudan is seem to be particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climatic variability. This is in part due to the fact that the majority of the population depends on rain-fed agriculture for their livelihood. J-\dapting to climate change in the subsistence agricultural sector is therefore very imperat...

Effects Of Poor Water Supply To The Community Of Kamuda Sub-County, Soroti District, Eastern Uganda

ABSTRACT This study was carried to investigate the effects of poor water supply to the community of Kamuda Sub-County, Soroti District, Eastern Uganda. Data was collected through the use of questionnaires accompanied by observation and questionnaires. The study involved a sample of 50 respondents; these were all involved in different activities at different levels. The study further revealed 40% access water through wells implying that it was the common source of water around, 15%...

The Relevance Of Agroforestry Practices In Kalungu Sub County, Masaka District, Central Uganda

ABSTRACT Agroforestry practices and technologies have been developed as one way of solving the problems of land and forest degradation and the resultant problems of poverty and food insecurity in the rural areas of most developing countries, Uganda inclusive. This dissertation was an effort which was undertaken to assess the importance of Agroforestry practices and technologies in Kalungu sub county, Masaka District, Central Uganda and their contribution towards improving the welfare an...

The Implications Of Urbanisation On The Environment -A Case Study Of Kyenjojo Town Nyantungo Sub~ County

ABSTRACT The study about the implications of urbanization on the environment aimed at finding out the factors for the development of Kyenjojo town the implication of the development of the town on the environment, measures employed to solve the environmental problems. The methods used to collect the data included observation, photographing, questionnaires, interviewing and review of already existing related literature. It was found out that a combination of factors led to the developmen...

Adoption Of Human Waste Biogas Technology By Rural Households In Kiganjo Division Kiambu County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Biogas can be produced from biological waste materials which include waste from humans. Human waste can be transformed to eco-friendly and sustainable fuels that can help to reduce deforestation and methane emissions through anaerobic digestion process. This study investigated the factors that influence adoption of human waste biogas technology among households in the rural areas of Kiganjo division, Kiambu County. The objectives of the study were: to assess the level of awaren...

Assessment Of Impacts Of Climate Change And Variability On Food Security In West Pokot County, Kenya

ABSTRACT There is an increasing need for food security assessment in the wake of today’s challenge of climate change and variability. This study aimed at assessing the impacts climate change and variability on food security in West Pokot County for the period 1980-2012. Objectives of the study were to: characterize rainfall and temperature data for the specified years, evaluate spatial variability in relation to climate change and variability in the county using remote sensing and Geo...

Evaluation Of Slum Upgrading And Redevelopment In Promoting Sustainable Urban Human Settlements: A Case Study Of Pumwani-Majengo Housing Project, Nairobi County

ABSTRACT The existence of slums has posed a huge problem for achievement of sustainable urban development in most ACP countries. Slum upgrading and redevelopment measures have been adopted worldwide as key components of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) under goal number seven which emphasizes the need to tackle the problems posed by slums. In the Kenyan context, slum upgrading and redevelopment as intervention measures are critical to the attainment of both Vision 2030 and Millen...


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