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Tools for wetland ecosystem resource management in eastern africa

Objective

The ECOTOOLS project is a multidisciplinary research effort dedicated to developing workable tools and strategies for the sustainable use of natural ecosystem products, using as study sites two multiuse wetland ecosystems near Lake Victoria. The project partners are 7 research institutions with extensive experience in ecosystem research and sustainable management. The overall approach of the project will be to integrate research in ecosystem management, indicator development, remote sensing technologies, ecosystem functional modelling, ecological economics systems analysis and material and energy flux measurements. The tools that will be developed include a best practises/training package, an indicator/criteria package, integrated ecological, economic and resource based models for regional territorial planning, sustainable use models for key wetland parameters (fauna, flora, water), a local GIS, long term monitoring programmes and

Coordinator

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LO SVILUPPO DEI SISTEMI A GRANDE INTERFASE
Address
Via Ettore Bastianini 12
53100 Siena
Italy

Participants (5)

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR INFRASTRUCTURAL, HYDRAULIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Netherlands
Address
95,Westvest 7
2601 DA Delft
KENYA INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
Kenya
Address
Bishops Road
Nairobi
MINISTRY OF WATER, LANDS AND ENVIRONMENT
Uganda
Address
Parliamentary Avenue, Plot 15, Century House
256 Kampala
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN HEREINAFTER TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
Address
Heslington
York