Impact of the human settlement to the water resources around lake Victoria in Misungwi district

William, Alex (2019) Impact of the human settlement to the water resources around lake Victoria in Misungwi district. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The objective of this study was to examine the impact of human settlements to the water resources around Lake Victoria in Misungwi District in Tanzania. Human settlements expand rapidly in response to human nature. But they have an impact on natural resources especially water. Water is very potential for the lives of the people in Misungwi. However, water is becoming a recipient of human and environmental pressure which includes human settlements. It is absolutely undeniable that water resources have contributed enormously to the development of human settlement, families, incomes, and employment as well as social services for the sustainability of indigenous people. This study uses qualitative approach to assess the impact of human settlement on water resources management whereby primary data were gathered by administering the questionnaire to a sample of 219 households. Participant observation and checklist were employed in data collection. The results from this study found a direct relationship between education level, occupation and awareness status of respondent on issues regarding water resources management in the communities around Lake Victoria in Misungwi district. Thus the study recommended that natural resources management to be the collective and inclusive activities from local to national level. Efforts should be made to ensure that broad public participation of all stakeholders in decision making and policy design is essential.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 360 Social services; association
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Geography
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2020 15:26
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2020 15:26

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