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Africa's lakes: Atlas of our changing environment

dc.contributorDEWA
dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Environment Programme
dc.coverage.spatialAfrica
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-11T20:10:56Z
dc.date.available2016-10-11T20:10:56Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.isbn92-807-2694-3
dc.identifier.otherDEW/0804/nA
dc.identifier.urihttps://wedocs.unep.org/20.500.11822/9137
dc.descriptionWater is vital for our survival. Africa is the second largest and the second most populous continent after Asia. It is endowed with both natural and artificial lakes and is home to some of the largest lakes in the world. These lakes are used for fishing, recreation, transport, irrigation, power generation, disposal of waste and a variety of domestic purposes. Over the years, human factors combined with natural conditions of climate and geology have influenced their water quality and quantity to some extent. Negative impacts have resulted in environmental disruptions to some of the Lakes basins. This atlas vividly illustrates some of the changes people and nature have brought about on Africa's lakes -both good and bad- over the last decades and presents an overview analysis of Africa's lakes situation.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherUNEP
dc.relation695
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjectwater
dc.subjectlakes
dc.subjectAfrica
dc.subjectAfrica Lakes
dc.subjectLake
dc.subjectAfrica
dc.subjectLakes
dc.subjectChanging Environment
dc.subjectEnvironment
dc.subjectAtlases
dc.subjectSoil
dc.subjectDesert
dc.subjectMountain
dc.subjectCoast
dc.subjectRiver
dc.subjectLake
dc.subjectWetland
dc.subjectWater
dc.subjectFreshwater
dc.subjectDeforestation
dc.subjectPollutant
dc.subject.classificationClimate Change
dc.subject.classificationEcosystem Management
dc.subject.classificationEnvironmental Governance
dc.subject.classificationEnvironment Under Review
dc.titleAfrica's lakes: Atlas of our changing environment
dc.typeReports and Books
wd.identifier.old-id717
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 14 - Life Below Water
wd.identifier.sdgiohttp://purl.unep.org/sdg/SDGIO_00000048


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