"Sediment and nutrient dynamics in Rwizi catchment, Uganda "

Project Type

Research

Partner

Makerere Univeristy, Uganda; IWM Expert GmbH, Germany; Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Management

Makerere University

Duration

January 2014 - December 2016

Location

Uganda

Funding

Volume: 125.000 € funded by the Volkswagen Foundation

Objectives

To determine the effect of land use and agronomic practices on in-situ and ex-situ sediment and nutrient fluxes at a watershed scale and to assess the change in sediment and nutrients under the impact of land use and climate on medium temporal scales by incorporating the potential of selected soil and water conservation to improve land quality and biodiversity under predominant land use systems.

Activities

Research exchange visits to Uganda and Germany; Research campaign in Uganda with Master students

Archievments

Several Master Theses direct through the project; further research results in progress for publication.

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