Impact Of Urbanisation On Wetland Degradation A Case Study Of Nakivubo -Luzira Urban Wetland, Nakawa Division, Kampala City, Uganda

Subscribe to access this work and thousands more

TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION III

APPROVAL V

DEDICATIONS Vi

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT vii

LIST OF ACRONYNIMS viii

ABSTRACT ix

CHAPTER ONE 1

1.0 INTRODUCTION 1

1.1 BAcKGROuND TO THE STUDY 1

1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM 3

1.3 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 4

1.4 RESEARCH QUESTIONS 4

1.5 SCOPE OF THE STUDY 4

CHAPTER TWO 5

2.0 LITERATURE REVIEW 5

2.1 VALUES AND NATURAL FUNCTIONS OF WETLANDS 5

2.1.1 Major economic uses 6

2.1.2 Ecological Functions 7

2.1.3 Socio~Economic Functions 8

2.1.4 How valuable are Uganda~ wetlands? 9

2.2 HuMAN ACTIVITIES THAT LEAD TO WETLAND DEGRADATION 10

2.3 CONSEQUENCES OF WETLAND DEGRADATION 11

2.4 WETLAND RESTORATION 13

CHAPTER THREE 14

3.0 STUDY AREA AND METHODOLOGY 14

3.1 Location 14

3.1.2 Relief climate and vegetation 18

3.1.3 Population and economic activities 18

3.2 SAMPLING FRAMEWORK AND SAMPLE SIZE 18

3.3 METHoDS OF DATA COLLECTION 18

3.3.1 Questionnaire and interview 18

3.3.2 Observation 19

3.3.3 Literature review 19

3.3.4 Photography 19

3.3.5 Data analysis 19

3.4 PROBLEMS FACED IN EXECUTING THE STUDY 20

CHAPTER FOUR 21

4.0 PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS 21

4.1 VALUES AND FUNCTIONS OF WETLANDS 21

4.1.1 Agriculture . 21

4.1.2 Plant products 22

4.1.3 Habitat 23

4.1.4 Water 23

4.1.5 Fisheries resources 24

4.2 AcTIvITIES LEADING TO WETLAND DEGRADATION 24

4.3 THE CONSEQUENCES OF DEGRADATION OF THE WETLAND 26

4.3.1 General habita$t destruction 27

4.3.2 Reduction ofwetlandproducts 27

4.3.3 Water quality and availability 27

4.3.4 Destruction ofbiodiversity 28

4.3.5 Soils 29

4.3.6 Destruction ofthe landscape 29

4.4 STRATEGIES FOR RESTORATION OF THE DEGRADED WETLAND 30

CHAPTER FIVE 32

5.0 CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 32

5.1 CONCLUSIONS 32

APPENDICIES 33

APPENDIx I: QUESTIONNAIRE FOR AGENCIES/ORGANISATIONS 33

APPENDIX II: QUESTIONNAIRE FOR THE COMMUNITY 37

BIBLIOGRAPHY 39


Subscribe to access this work and thousands more
Overall Rating

0

5 Star
(0)
4 Star
(0)
3 Star
(0)
2 Star
(0)
1 Star
(0)
APA

Research, S. (2022). Impact Of Urbanisation On Wetland Degradation A Case Study Of Nakivubo -Luzira Urban Wetland, Nakawa Division, Kampala City, Uganda. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-urbanisation-on-wetland-degradation-a-case-study-of-nakivubo-luzira-urban-wetland-nakawa-division-kampala-city-uganda

MLA 8th

Research, SSA "Impact Of Urbanisation On Wetland Degradation A Case Study Of Nakivubo -Luzira Urban Wetland, Nakawa Division, Kampala City, Uganda" Afribary. Afribary, 23 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-urbanisation-on-wetland-degradation-a-case-study-of-nakivubo-luzira-urban-wetland-nakawa-division-kampala-city-uganda. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

MLA7

Research, SSA . "Impact Of Urbanisation On Wetland Degradation A Case Study Of Nakivubo -Luzira Urban Wetland, Nakawa Division, Kampala City, Uganda". Afribary, Afribary, 23 Aug. 2022. Web. 30 Nov. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-urbanisation-on-wetland-degradation-a-case-study-of-nakivubo-luzira-urban-wetland-nakawa-division-kampala-city-uganda >.

Chicago

Research, SSA . "Impact Of Urbanisation On Wetland Degradation A Case Study Of Nakivubo -Luzira Urban Wetland, Nakawa Division, Kampala City, Uganda" Afribary (2022). Accessed November 30, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-urbanisation-on-wetland-degradation-a-case-study-of-nakivubo-luzira-urban-wetland-nakawa-division-kampala-city-uganda