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21 Feb 2021 KIGALI, Uganda
The governments of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania have reported that within the last 2 months roughly 100 tonnes of fish, mostly of the freshwater species Nile Perch, have died due to unknown causes in Lake Victoria which borders all three countries.The mass deaths of Nile Perch, which are valued at between 10 Million and 15 Million Uganda Shillings (UGX) ($2732 - $4,096 USD) per tonne depending on their weight, has cost the government an estimated $409,840 USD in revenue so far – however, it could potentially become much more...
7 Oct 2020 NAIROBI, Kenya
The Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Project (LVWATSAN) in Kenya has received approval of over $70 Million USD in loans and grants from three European agencies.Funds will be used to expand the water and sanitation distribution network to over 800,000 people in Kisumu, on the shore of Lake Victoria, and its surrounding informal settlements, with a portion of the funding to be used for water quality monitoring of Lake Victoria...
23 Jan 2020 KAMPALA
Water samples collected from three separate locations around the lake show it contains high levels of lead, arsenic, aluminum, and phosphorus, which are not good for human life when consumed in certain quantities.
14 Jan 2020 SYDNEY, Australia
Devastating ongoing bushfires in Australia threaten to wreak havoc on water resources as ecologists warn that resultant algae blossoms threaten freshwater ecosystems and diminish the quality of drinking water. Australian wildfires have burned as much as 26 Million acres of land.Burned catchment areas are increasing the level of mercury in lakes and water reserves as burnt sediment is now travelling into them...
16 Dec 2019 EDINBURGH
Scientists think they can now explain at least part of the recent growth in methane (CH4) levels in the atmosphere. Researchers, led from Edinburgh University, UK, say their studies point to a big jump in emissions coming from just the wetlands of South Sudan. Satellite data indicates the region received a large surge of water from East African lakes, including Victoria.
8 May 2019 ANTWERP, Belgium
The health of Lake Victoria's ecosystem in East Africa is under an increasing threat attributed to the decline in hippopotamus populations. A 20 percent decline in population due to poaching, habitat loss, and human conflict has been recorded between 1996 and 2004 and this reduction is expected to continue for the next 50 to 60 years with an estimated further reduction of another 30 percent...
21 Feb 2019 KISUMU
The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission is investigating the procurement of a Sh76 million water hyacinth harvester. The machine, procured by Lake Victoria Environment Management Project and funded by the national government and the World Bank, stalled immediately it was bought.
18 Jan 2019 NAIROBI
Transport on Lake Victoria is set for a boost after the government started dredging the water body to ease vessel navigation. The project, which starts today, will also include eradication of water hyacinth and removal of sediments to open up the lakeside port.
3 Nov 2018 NAIROBI
The Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project bought a hyacinth harvester at Sh80 million to clear the weed from the lake in 2015. Members of the Parliamentary Committee on Regional Integration and Northern Corridor Development on Tuesday said they want Environment Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko to explain why the machine has stalled at the Kisumu inland port...
28 Oct 2018 NAIROBI
Auditor-General Edward Ouko has unearthed the loss of Sh77 million on five water projects by the Lake Victoria South Water Services Board. In his report for the year ended June 2017 tabled in the National Assembly by majority leader Aden Duale, Mr Ouko revealed how contractors pocketed millions of shillings but failed to deliver as per the terms of contract.
1 Aug 2017 ENTEBBE
Increased pollution is threatening the sustainable use of Lake Victoria, a vital resource for the East African region. Speaking at a conference on population, health and environment, scientists said increasing population, declining fish stocks and weeds, among others, have made matters worse for the ecosystem of Africa's fresh water lake...
2 Nov 2016 MWANZA
The Mwanza Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority (Mwauwasa) has embarked on an environmental management project worth over Sh261 to address major environmental issues in Lake Victoria. Director Antony Sanga revealed that the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Agence Francaise de Development (AFD) had donated 90 million Euro (approx Sh207 billion).