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Lake Victoria: Experience and Lessons Learned Brief (Lake Basin Management Initiative). 2005. (652 KB)

Lake Victoria is the second largest freshwater lake in the world by area (Figure 1), and has the world’s largest freshwater fishery, largely based on the introduced of Nile perch, which supports an economically and socially important export fishery for the riparian countries. The lake basin supports about 30 million people and is the source of the Nile River. The threats facing the lake include eutrophication, over-exploitation of fisheries, introduced exotic species, and climate change. The population in the catchment is growing rapidly, with the lake itself attracting people because of the economic opportunities it offers. Main_LBMI_report--http://www.iwlearn.net/publications/ll/lbmi_main_report_2005.pdf/view Original_LBMI_website--http://www.ilec.or.jp/eg/lbmi/index.htm

1665: Towards a Lake Basin Management Initiative and a Contribution to the Third World Water Forum: Sharing Experiences and Early Lessons in GEF and non-GEF Lake Basin Management Projects

30 Nov 2010 by iwlearn

Lake Victoria: Experience and Lessons Learned Brief (Lake Basin Management Initiative). 2005. (652 KB).pdf

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