Walk for water Environment, Climate change and public health
Uganda has in the recent past and up to now experienced significant impacts of climate change, which include changing weather patterns, drop in water levels, and increased frequency of extreme weather events like floods, as well as drought, whose social economic impacts have made communities very vulnerable (World Bank, 2019). Many of these impacts are as a result of forest degradation, deforestation and encroachment on other fragile ecosystems like river banks. Unless the environment is conserved through various strategic options including afforestation, reforestation, climate smart agriculture, integrated water resources management using catchment management approaches among others, the vision of improving rural livelihoods will remain an uphill task.
It is against this background that the Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) is partnering with the Walkers Association of Uganda (WAU) to walk for Water, Environment and Climate change. The walk will start from Ministry of Water and Environment in Luzira, Kampala on 8th – 19th March, 2021 up to River Nyamwamba Catchment in Kasese district
It will cover a distance of approximately 370 Km through Kampala, Mityana, Mubende, Kyegegwa, Kyenjojo, and Fort Portal to River Nyamwamba Catchment area in Kasese district.