Suspended Sediments and Environmental Flows of Trans-boundary Waters

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Dezember 2014



The need for evidence-research to inform policy decisions on land and water development activities in the Nile riparian countries motivated this study to determine levels and constituents of suspended sediment loading in one transboundary river and how they relate to the environmental flow requirements. Could catchment degradation be causing increased sedimentation of the water resources in the Mara River, an international river shared by Kenya and Tanzania, part of the larger Upper Nile River Basin replenishing the waters of Lake Victoria? The methodology shows on how baseline data were collected, total suspended sediment load and corresponding turbidity in the water samples determined, the concentrations of trace metals in dried sediments were identified and the results were discussed. It was concluded that the increased levels of sediment pollution in the upper reach could be attributed to poor anthropogenic practices and settlement in forest catchment that resulted in soil erosion, run-off from point sources, shopping centres, dump sites, sludge lagoons and high organic matter in the swamps upstream. Recommended for policy-makers, development and Transboundary water managers


Gibson M.Kiragu, MSc: Nairobi, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, 2009; Irrigation at Bet Dagani, Israel; Leadership at Hawaii, USA; BSc in Agricultural Engineering and PhD in Climate Change and Adaptation at the same University of Nairobi. Worked as Deputy Director, Land Reclamation and Water Storage, State Department of Water
EAN: 9783639706222
ISBN: 3639706226
Untertitel: Case Study of Mau Forest Degradation and the World Famous Maasai Mara River, Kenya. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: SPS
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2014
Seitenanzahl: 128 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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