A high sensitivity score indicates the high degree of sensitivity and likely not to be present in unnatural river conditions.
Adopt a River Initiative
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The Nairobi River ecosystem has been interr
upted by the human activities along the river banks s
broken sewer lines
causing water pollution and environmental degrad
ation which have destroyed the river’s ecosystem.
Overall objective :To restore the Nairobi ri
to determine the environmental conditions of
Nairobi River using aquatic macro invertebrates.
identification of key wetland health indicator
foster environmental education and build capacity
by empowering youth in the Universities colleges
and Secondary schools in methods of river
The project is undertaken through the use of
miniSASS (South African Scoring System
version), a framework used to identify the
key species of aquatic macro invertebrates
to determine the ‘health of the river’.
Step 1: Identification and determination of study area(s).
Step 2;Obtain the relevant sampling apparatus, including
(pond net, white trays, dissecting kit, sampling bottles,
hand lenses, dichotomous key).