Lake Victoria, the second largest freshwater in the world and source of the Nile River, is dying due to numerous manmade activities including discharge of untreated industrial effluent, domestic wastewater and fecal matter and dumping of solid waste in the lake. All these uncontrolled activities have resulted in increased pollution of the Lake thereby deteriorating its water quality and affecting the life of people dependent on the lake. The efforts made in this direction till now by different entities needs to be further pushed to get the desired results.
Thus, National Environment Management Council (NEMC), Tanzania in collaboration with CSE, India has taken an initiative to develop a management strategy for cleaning Lake Victoria in Tanzanian waters. Since the pollution issues with Lake Victoria are many fold, it is important to bring together stakeholders who have worked on different domains of Lake Victoria on the common platform to understand the pressing issues and discuss the way forward.
This online workshop is a step towards this direction wherein experts/stakeholders who have worked on Lake Victoria gets a platform to share their experience, highlight the pollution issues as per their research and discuss the strategies proposed to combat that issue. This workshop will have NGOs. researchers, professors and other stakeholders working in this field and aims to strategize a holistic plan for cleaning of Lake Victoria.
Note: Participation is through invitation only. Interested people can contact the coordinator.
|Eng. Hilda Pius Luoga
Projects Development Officer, Lake Victoria Basin Commission, East African Community
Environmental and sanitation manager, Mwanza Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority
Laboratory Manager, Mwanza Zonal Water Quality Laboratory
Fisheries Union Organization
|Dr. Christopher M. Aura
Freshwater Systems Research, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute
Environmental Health Officer
Mwanza city council
Tanzania Lead at the Flipflopi Project
|Bahati S. Mayoma
Macro & Microplastics researcher
University of Dar es Salaam
Department of Environment