Papyrus wetlands, nutrients balance, fisheries collapse, food security, and Lake Victoria level decline in 2000–2006

Kiwango, Yustina Andrew, and Wolanski, Eric (2008) Papyrus wetlands, nutrients balance, fisheries collapse, food security, and Lake Victoria level decline in 2000–2006. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 16 (2). pp. 89-96.

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Abstract

The future of Lake Victoria and its people is highly related to the future of its papyrus wetlands. This appears to be threatened by the overdrawing of water at two dams at the outlet of Lake Victoria in Uganda, which can lead to wetland loss, tilapia fisheries collapse, enhanced eutrophication of the lake, loss of food security for the empoverished population, and a measurable contribution to global warming.

Item ID: 8801
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1572-9834
Keywords: eutrophication; lake level; papyrus wetlands; dams; tilapia; Lake Victoria; introduction
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2010 23:22
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050204 Environmental Impact Assessment @ 40%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management @ 30%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050207 Environmental Rehabilitation (excl Bioremediation) @ 30%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960501 Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales @ 60%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960507 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments @ 40%
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