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Evaluation of the Environmental Pollution of the Kafue River: The Role of Nutrient Loadings from Industries and Farms

Njira Mtonga


Geographic focus: Zambia / Kafue River

Date completed: 2003

Discharge of fertilizers from farms and other chemicals from industries and settlements along the banks of the Kafue River in Zambia has caused significant environmental problems. Njira Mtonga, a geography student at the University of Zambia, carried out field surveys and used GIS analysis to study the relationship between agricultural runoff and the spread of water hyacinth, an invasive plant species.

Topics / keywords: Pollution; River Ecosystems; Farm Effluent  

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