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Adopt a River Initiative


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Adopt a River Initiative
Elizabeth Mwangi RCE Greater Nairobi
8th African RCE Meeting
8-10 August, 2018, Zomba, Malawi

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Adopt a River Initiative

  1. 1. _ Free PowerPoint Templates, Diagrams and Charts ADOPT A RIVER INITIATIVE PROJECT
  2. 2. OVERVIEW The Nairobi River ecosystem has been interr upted by the human activities along the river banks s uch as;  informal settlements  light industries  broken sewer lines causing water pollution and environmental degrad ation which have destroyed the river’s ecosystem.
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  4. 4. Objectives Overall objective :To restore the Nairobi ri ver ecosystem. Specific objectives; to determine the environmental conditions of Nairobi River using aquatic macro invertebrates. identification of key wetland health indicator species foster environmental education and build capacity by empowering youth in the Universities colleges and Secondary schools in methods of river restoration
  5. 5. 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’.
  6. 6. Step 1: Identification and determination of study area(s).
  7. 7. Step 2;Obtain the relevant sampling apparatus, including (pond net, white trays, dissecting kit, sampling bottles, hand lenses, dichotomous key).
  8. 8. Step 3: Sampling
  9. 9. Calculate/ Record average sensitive score
  10. 10. Our Partners
  11. 11. IMPACTS All GAP Priority areas
  12. 12. Thank you for Listening @lizzie_wangeci Elizabeth Wangeci Mwangi Assistant Youth Coordinator, RCE Greater Nairobi