Environmental Flows Workshop - Morogoro|
Environmental Flow Assessments have been carried out in a number of basins in the region, such as Pangani, Wami-Ruvu, Rufiji (all in Tanzania) and Mara (shared between Kenya and Tanzania). IUCN commissioned a review to critically analyze these studies, make recommendations and disseminate the information.
IUCN also organized a workshop to present the review, validate the information and develop the way forward for operationalizing and implementing eflows in Tanzania and Kenya. The workshop was held between August 2nd and 4th, 2010 in Morogoro, Tanzania. Its objectives were as follows:
1. To share experience and knowledge on eflows assessments in Tanzania and Kenya;
2. To determine possible criteria for harmonized eflow assessment in Tanzania; and
3. To discuss and determine how to operationalize eflow assessment to achieve wise and sustainable management of river flows
A summary of the workshop is provided here. The full workshop report along with the final agenda is also available.
Presentations from the workshop are also provided below:
Introduction to Environmental Flows - Dr. Jackie King
Review of Environmental Flow Assessments in Tanzania - Dr. Chris Dickens
Revisiting the 10 point plan - Mr. Sylvand Kamugisha
Summary of WWF Eflows workshop - Mr. John Nyangena
Project Addressing Land-Based Activities in the Western Indian Ocean - WIO-LaB Project - Ms. Doris Mutta
Also provided is a summary of the WWF Environmental Flows workshop wihich took place in Lake Naivasha between March 29-31, 2010.