Nkusi Catchment Management Plan
Client: NELSAP (Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program)
Nkusi catchment in eastern Uganda has one of the highest population growth rates in Uganda at 5.5%, well in excess of the national average of 3%. The population growth in the catchment has greatly put pressure on the natural resource base, leading to land conversion from formerly forests, wetlands and bushland into agricultural, settlement and urban areas. This, together with a projected increase in water demand, is jeopardizing the sustainability of the water sources in the catchment.
WE Consult was contracted to carry out the preparation of the catchment management plan. The Nkusi Catchment Management Plan is aimed at systematically providing processes and interventions necessary for the sustainable management of water resources in the vulnerable catchment. The preparation of this catchment management plan was realized after carrying out socio-economic, environment and water resources assessments, and extensive inputs from the reviewed literature and participatory feedback from stakeholder consultations.