Qualifier Seminar by Ms. Jane Ndungu, Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning and Geo-Information Management
Turbidity Dynamics in Lake Naivasha Ecosystem
Recent human-induced changes in land- and water-use have resulted in environmental perturbations in Lake Naivasha ecosystem transforming it from clear state dominated by macrophytes, to turbid state dominated by algae. Despite a clear indication of major shifts from clear to muddy eutrophic state, little has been done to establish the main drivers of this change. The proposed research aims at elucidating the spatial-temporal turbidity dynamics in Lake Naivasha. It will go further to investigate the mechanisms that influence the turbidity dynamics, assess its impacts on the biological community especially fish population, and finally investigate the management options to improve the state of the lake. This will be achieved through integration of geo-information and earth observation, coupled with modeling using models like Delft3D and PC-Lake. It is anticipated that the model outputs will enhance the understanding of the endogenous and exogenous factors influencing turbidity and therefore help in setting guidelines for sustainable management.
|Event starts:||Monday 18 October 2010 at 13:00|
|Venue:||ITC room 3-008|
|Organized by:||Academic Affairs|
|City where event takes place:||Enschede|
|Country where event takes place:||Netherlands|