Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Appropriate water resources management to mitigate impacts of drought and floods

From IPP Media, Dar es Salaam
By Deodatus Mfugale

The storm came without warning and, with it, a torrential downpour that pounded the city of Mwanza for just about 30 minutes.

Yet it caused flash floods that swept down several houses and other property leaving a number of families homeless.

And by the time all was over and as residents were taking stock of their losses, murky pools of water had formed on streets and on some courtyards.

The runoff had taken with it sewage from overflowing latrines and deposited it at some points on its way to Lake Victoria.

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