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Impact of water hyacinth on Lake Victoria

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posted on 12.02.2018, 15:11 by K.S. Makhanu
Until the local fishing industry in and around Lake Victoria was visibly affected, the killer weed – water hyacinth (eichhornia crassipes) had been overlooked. The problem reached such alarming proportions within such a short time that the population around the lake must now face the grim reality of survival after almost all their lives have been touched in one way or another (JEAN, Vol. 1, No. 1). The immediate casualties being felt in the area of fisheries, water supply, human health, transport, agriculture and loss of biodiversity. In this article we discuss the infestation of the water hyacinth in Africa and give an appraisal of its elimination efforts from the Kenyan side of Lake Victoria.
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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

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MAKHANU, K.S., 1997. Impact of water hyacinth on Lake Victoria. IN: Pickford, J. et al. (eds). Water and sanitation for all - Partnerships and innovations: Proceedings of the 23rd WEDC International Conference, Durban, South Africa, 1-5 September 1997, pp.165-166.

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1997

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