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News Second stakeholders workshop of North South South Project (VLIR-UOS) - Integrated water management Lake Manyara

The second workshop of the project North South South Project (VLIR-UOS) “Balancing water for biodiversity and socio-economic use in a changing climate: towards a Decision Support System for sustainable land and water use” took place in the lake Manyara region, Tanzania, in December 2016.

Release date 15/12/2016
Contributor Anne-Julie Rochette
Geographical coverage Tanzania, Lake Manyara,
Keywords Ecosystem services, Decision support,

CEBioS was present with Luc Janssens de Bisthoven, Anne-Julie Rochette and Maarten Vanhove. The other project partners present were from KU Leuven (Belgium), NM-AIST (Tanzania), UWC (S. Africa), UNZI (Zimbabwe), Trias (Tanzania) and Plymouth University (UK). Participants to the workshop included the scientists involved in the project, representatives from the drainage basin, National Park Authorities, farmers, pastoralists, traditional leaders. Results from the studies conducted in the framework of the project were presented and involved research about soil erosion, lake biodiversity, remote sensing, socio-economic surveys, decision-support system, etc. The workshop was also the opportunity to introduce a new project coordinated by CEBioS: the 'EVAMAB' project on the evaluation of ecosystem services in Biosphere reserves, such as the Lake Manyara Biosphere reserve. A participatory exercise was developed, that aimed at prioritizing, analysing and mapping the ecosystem services in the area, and identifying potential management options.


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