Lake Victoria, an important freshwater lake that is shared by three countries and its catchment, which spans five countries, is affected by landuse changes in the lake’s basin. It is therefore, vulnerable to climate variability and population growth. Satellite base data collection is cost effective, can provide environmental information at high spatio-temporal scales and guide informed decision making.


 

 

 

Objectives

  • Identification of key areas of landuse change
  • Trends in water quality changes
  • Determination of hyacinth movement trends and area
  • Processing of water quality maps, and
  • Application of Empirical Orthogonal Functions (EOFs) to assess trends and dominance of above/ below “normal” water quality conditions

Outcomes/Anticipated Impacts

  • The project conducted a stake holder engagement meeting, where we invited 19 participants
  • A training workshop, attended by 22 participants, to build the technical capacity of stake holders
  • Five countries (Malawi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, and Kenya) were invited.

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