The Impact Of Urban Development On Wetland Degradation In Uganda
A Case Study of Nsooba Wetland, Kampala City
The natural environment is central to a country’s economic growth and development.
Wetlands perform valuable ecosystem services such as flood protection, food chain support, water quality enhancement and carbon sequestration.
In Uganda, the existence of urban wetlands is being threatened by human activities.
Scarcity of urban land has resulted into increased construction, farming activities and settlement in wetland areas thus rendering them susceptible to the adverse effects of climate change.
This study attempts to model the impact of urban development on wetland degradation in Uganda with focus on Nsooba, a Kampala City wetland.
It takes on a binary logistic regression analysis to ascertain the extent of the impact of urban settlement, urban construction, urban farming and urban business enterprise activities on wetland degradation.
The study is guided by the Ramsar Convention philosophy of ‘wise use’, which entails maintenance of the ecological character of wetlands within the confines of sustainable development.
Works in the Department of Dean of Students at Uganda Martyrs University.
He holds a BA in Information and Office Management from Makerere University and a Msc.in Development Economics from Uganda Martyrs University.
He is currently finalizing a Master of Science in Education for Sustainability at London South Bank University.