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Training Course: Improving Wastewater management in coastal cities for safeguarding the health of coastal marine ecosystems in the WIO region

Event Type Training Course
Date(s)(yyyy-mm-dd) Start: 2015-05-11 - End: 2015-05-15
Location Escola Superior de Ciencias Marinhas e Costeiras - Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Escola Superior de Ciencias Marinhas e Costeiras - Universidade Eduardo Mondlane Av. 1o de Julho, Aeroporto Expansão Chuabo Dembe , Quelimane, Mozambique
Short Title Waste water management in Municipalities cities
Summary The water quality and habits in the marine coastal areas are increasingly degrading in the WIO region, with detrimental impact in the health of people and in the availability and distribution of fisheries resources, which in turns impacts in the costal livelihoods and in the economy of the coastal countries. Sewage and solid wastes are dumped in coastal water without prior treatment polluting the water. Pollution is carried by currents to distant locations affecting in the way ecosystems up to remote areas. The lack of knowledge on the extent of the damage caused by the disposal of non-treated wastewater into the environment may hinder actions towards preventive measures. The main goal of the present project is to contribute towards environmental The objective of the present project is to contribute to raising awareness on the need of an adequate wastewater management for the coastal cities to secure environmental sustainability of the coastal ecosystems, through conducting a training workshop, evolving relevant stakeholders. The expected outcomes are as follows: -Raise the profile of environment in the national policy agenda and mobilize political commitment to mainstreaming environment in national development processes; - Building public support for pro-poor environmental policies and investments in wastewater management of the coastal cities.

Event Entered By Cláudia DELGADO
Organisers Antonio HOGUANE
Joana Alberto JOSE

Group(s): IOC , IODE , Capacity Development , Integrated Coastal Research , IOCAfrica
Created: 2015-01-22 09:53:09
Last Updated: 2015-05-07 22:27:08