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Hydrological Impacts of Urbanization of Two Catchments in Harare, Zimbabwe

Webster Gumindoga, Tom Rientjes, Munyaradzi Shekede, Donald Rwasoka, Innocent Nhapi, Alemseged Haile
2014 Remote Sensing  
This paper assesses hydrological impacts of urbanization on two medium-sized Zimbabwean catchments (Mukuvisi and Marimba) for which changes in land cover by urbanization were determined through Landsat  ...  By increased rural-urban migration in many African countries, the assessment of changes in catchment hydrologic responses due to urbanization is critical for water resource planning and management.  ...  A.T.H. assisted in interpretation of modeling results and land cover classification. Conflicts of Interest The authors declare no conflict of interest  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs61212544 fatcat:in6psnxcobbktca53tqlmxedoy

Long-term nitrate and phosphate loading of river water in the Upper Manyame Catchment, Zimbabwe

J Nyamangara, N Jeke, J Rurinda
2013 Water S.A  
Urbanisation and agriculture represent a dramatic example of human interference in catchment hydrology.  ...  The impact of agricultural, domestic, industrial and municipal activities on river flow and water quality within the Upper Manyame Catchment Area (UMCA) was assessed using 7-year nitrate, phosphate and  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors thank the Water Quality Section of the Zimbabwe Environmental Management Agency and the Zimbabwe National Water Authority for providing long-term data on river water flow and  ... 
doi:10.4314/wsa.v39i5.7 fatcat:wqq44uyjezhvterd5bndsq2bs4

A test of the Lake Habitat Survey method in Cleveland Reservoir and Lake Chivero (Manyame River Basin, Zimbabwe)

Tatenda Dalu, Edwin Tambara, Lenin Dzibakwe Chari, Sydney Moyo, Tamuka Nhiwatiwa
2016 Water S.A  
, after adaptations of the method have been made, i.e., inclusion of catchment impacts on lakes and reservoirs in LHS scoring metrics.  ...  This study (October 2012) tested the application of the LHS method to two Zimbabwean reservoirs, Cleveland and Chivero, which are impacted differently by human activities within their catchments with varying  ...  Our appreciation also goes to the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Zimbabwe, for all their technical support during the study.  ... 
doi:10.4314/wsa.v42i1.11 fatcat:pn36q2zryzbzpgndsmvp3da6bu

City to city learning and knowledge exchange for climate resilience in southern Africa

Mzime R. Ndebele-Murisa, Chipo P. Mubaya, Lulu Pretorius, Rudo Mamombe, Kornelia Iipinge, Wilma Nchito, John K. Mfune, Gilbert Siame, Brenda Mwalukanga, Ashraf Dewan
2020 PLoS ONE  
Following FRACTAL's city-to-city learning approach of sharing good practices, knowledge and experiences framed around transdisciplinary research, the study cities of Harare, Lusaka, Windhoek and Durban  ...  Southern African cities face several challenges including management of rapid urbanization, rising populations, expanding informal settlements; adequate water and other service provision, and a host of  ...  in Oxford.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0227915 pmid:31978090 fatcat:gbbfph477bc3jcjgonohm5take

Fish catches, and the influence of climatic and non-climatic factors in Lakes Chivero and Manyame, Zimbabwe

Beaven Utete, Crispen Phiri, Sibonani S. Mlambo, Never Muboko, Bernadette T. Fregene, Fatih Yildiz
2018 Cogent Food & Agriculture  
This study aimed to assess the historical fish catches, species composition, and investigate the effects of climatic variability and catchment dynamics in periurban Lakes Chivero and Manyame in Zimbabwe  ...  massive threat to the survival of inland peri-urban fisheries in Lakes Chivero and Manyame.  ...  Lake Chivero (formerly McIlwaine), was built in 1952 and lies 29 km southwest downstream of Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe on the Manyame River (Zimbabwe National Water Authority, 2014).  ... 
doi:10.1080/23311932.2018.1435018 fatcat:ixcgibugqbfaxjyi672lug2i2e

Near real time water quality monitoring of Chivero and Manyame lakes of Zimbabwe

Ronald Muchini, Webster Gumindoga, Sydney Togarepi, Tarirai Pinias Masarira, Timothy Dube
2018 Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences  
This paper presents novel methods for retrieving water quality parameters in Chivero and Manyame lakes, Zimbabwe, from remotely sensed imagery.  ...  In-situ and laboratory based methods of water quality monitoring are point based and do not provide a synoptic coverage of the lakes.  ...  Introduction Harare the capital city of Zimbabwe and its satellite towns (commonly known as Greater Harare) are seated in the Upper Manyame sub-catchment that supplies its water resources.  ... 
doi:10.5194/piahs-378-85-2018 fatcat:ttpve3ywhvhh7o4ozemnhw65gm

Climate change/variability and hydrological modelling studies in Zimbabwe: a review of progress and knowledge gaps

Auther Maviza, Fethi Ahmed
2021 SN Applied Sciences  
and hydrological modelling in Zimbabwe.  ...  and hydrological modelling research in Zimbabwe.  ...  Harare, Zimbabwe 91.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s42452-021-04512-9 pmid:33870091 pmcid:PMC8041020 fatcat:yurp2bua5rbili3vrccg5zua7q

Pre-disaster planning and preparedness: drought and flood forecasting and analysis in Zimbabwe

Remember Samu, Bertuğ Akıntuğ
2020 Water S.A  
A situational analysis of future drought and flood impacts in Zimbabwe is outlined in this present study.  ...  This study determined that, in any year, the majority of Zimbabwe has a low to medium (2–3% probability) flood occurrence in which a 10-year flood has a 10% occurrence probability in any given year.  ...  For flood mitigation, there are two types of measures adopted in Zimbabwe (Madamombe, 2004) .  ... 
doi:10.17159/wsa/2020.v46.i3.8655 fatcat:32zms7lfdfei7isou3hiy2zubu

Urban Struggles over Water Scarcity in Harare

Muchaparara Musemwa
2021 Daedalus  
Focusing on Harare, Zimbabwe's capital city, this essay contends that recurrent water crises can only really be understood within the contentious, long, and complex history of water politics in the capital  ...  Although the colonial and postcolonial states in Zimbabwe had very different ideological and racial policies, for various reasons, neither was willing nor able to provide adequate supplies of water to  ...  water needs of the growing urban population. 8 Early White settlers in Harare depended on the water within the urban catchment.  ... 
doi:10.1162/daed_a_01871 fatcat:bdevulpwffhklmc6ycvs3gh2ri

Water Quality Management for Upper Chinyika River in Zimbabwe

Eugine Makaya
2015 Zenodo  
A study was carried out at Hatcliffe Sewage Treatment Works (HSTW), a major supplier of water to upper parts of Chinyika River in Zimbabwe. The effluent pollution level was analyzed.  ...  Water of suitable quality supports the health of the ecosystems and that of the organisms that live in it and consequently human health.  ...  Study Area Zimbabwe is divided into seven catchments regions.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.2545267 fatcat:3bmo73tzuncbtklqjarert5sbm

Predicting the Impact of Future Land Use and Climate Change on Potential Soil Erosion Risk in an Urban District of the Harare Metropolitan Province, Zimbabwe

Andrew K. Marondedze, Brigitta Schütt
2021 Remote Sensing  
Province, Zimbabwe.  ...  Forecasting of future land use land cover (LULC) change for the years 2034 and 2050 was performed using the Cellular Automata Markov model for the current fast-growing Epworth district of the Harare Metropolitan  ...  We extend our gratitude to the Department of Meteorology in Harare, Zimbabwe for providing rainfall data and NASA Earth Exchange Global Daily Downscaled Projections (NEX-GDDP) for providing statistically  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs13214360 fatcat:3fnke5x4vzhozlcqex47p6ad6e

Exploring the Water-Nutrient-Food Nexus for an African City Region: Linking the Chivero Lake and Harare City Region, Zimbabwe

Dillip Kumar Das, Innocent Chirisa
2021 International Review for Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development  
from the wastewater that is disposed to Lake Chivero can assist in contributing to the food production in the Harare city region.  ...  To comprehend the significance, it is estimated that 100 tonnes of N might assist in the production of over 35,000 tonnes of food if extracted and utilised in the city region.  ...  Harare is the capital city of Zimbabwe, which was established in 1890 is a fast-growing city in the Southern region of Africa.  ... 
doi:10.14246/irspsd.9.4_82 fatcat:lkd5evtcyzfd7oylxlrfqwobmu

The politics of IWRM in Southern Africa

Lyla Mehta, Rossella Alba, Alex Bolding, Kristi Denby, Bill Derman, Takunda Hove, Emmanuel Manzungu, Synne Movik, Preetha Prabhakaran, Barbara van Koppen
2014 International Journal of Water Resources Development  
Research carried out in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique provides empirical insights into the politics of IWRM implementation in southern Africa, the interface between international and national interests  ...  in shaping water policies in specific country contexts, and the on-theground challenges of addressing equity, redress and the reallocation of water.  ...  In addition, it was to perform statutory functions, including research on surface and groundwater, as well as advising the minister on matters of policy and standards ( Zimbabwe National Water Authority  ... 
doi:10.1080/07900627.2014.916200 fatcat:jgbcfm2b65d2jk5v3ntf7mzxjq

Estimation of small reservoir storage capacities in Limpopo River Basin using geographical information systems (GIS) and remotely sensed surface areas: Case of Mzingwane catchment

T. Sawunyama, A. Senzanje, A. Mhizha
2006 Physics and Chemistry of the Earth  
The applicability of the relationship to other catchments should be looked at in future as well as carrying out hydrological modeling to investigate the impacts of small reservoirs in water resources available  ...  the University of Zimbabwe.  ...  The applicability of the relationship to other catchments should be looked at in future as well as carrying out a hydrological modeling to investigate the impacts of small reservoirs in water resources  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.pce.2006.08.008 fatcat:nfutxkfbknbhfm5zza72wwhjs4

An observation-based method to quantify the human influence on hydrological drought: upstream–downstream comparison

Sally Rangecroft, Anne F. Van Loon, Héctor Maureira, Koen Verbist, David M. Hannah
2019 Hydrological Sciences Journal  
Acknowledgements This work was developed within the framework of the Panta Rhei Research Initiative of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) (see Commissions-W-Groups  ...  The authors would like to thank Pablo Rojas and Sergio Alejandro Gutiérrez Valdés at Junta de Vigilancia de Río Huasco y sus Afluentes, Chile, for their knowledge of operations in the Huasco basin.  ...  and urbanization, to increase our understanding of the impacts of anthropogenic activities on hydrological droughts.  ... 
doi:10.1080/02626667.2019.1581365 fatcat:4eeuar4c7zan3og73nqnjgvk4i
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