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dc.contributor.authorKiggundu, Nicholas
dc.contributor.authorAbugri Anaba, Listowel
dc.contributor.authorBanadda, Noble
dc.contributor.authorWanyama, Joshua
dc.contributor.authorKabenge, Isa
dc.date.accessioned2022-11-01T11:38:21Z
dc.date.available2022-11-01T11:38:21Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationNicholas Kiggundu, I. I., Anaba, L. A., Banadda, N., Wanyama, J., & Kabenge, I. (2018). Assessing land use and land cover changes in the Murchison Bay catchment of Lake Victoria basin in Uganda. Journal of Sustainable Development, 11(1), 23-32. https://doi.org/10.5539/jsd.v11n1p44en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.5539/jsd.v11n1p44
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/handle/123456789/5104
dc.description.abstractThe Murchison Bay catchment in the northern shoreline of Lake Victoria basin is a high valued ecosystem because of the numerous human-related activities it supports in Uganda. The catchment has undergone tremendous human-induced land use/cover changes, which have not been quantified. This study aimed at quantifying the land use/cover changes as well as the rate at which these changes occurred over the last three decades in the catchment. This was achieved using remote sensing techniques and Geographic Information System (GIS) to analyse and contextualize the changes. To that effect, images of Landsat satellites MSS, TM, ETM+ and OLI were interpreted using supervised image classification technique to determine the land use/land cover changes from 1984 to 2015. The obtained results indicated that the catchment has undergone huge land use and land cover transformations over the last three decades attributable to rapid population growth and urbanization. The prevailing changes in footprint between 1984 and 2015 were expansions of built–up land (20.58% to 49.59%) and open water bodies (not detected in 1984 to 1.74%), and decreases in the following sectors: agricultural lands (from 43.88% to 26.10%), forestland (from 23.78% to 17.49%), and wetlands (from 11.76% to 5.08%). The changes pose a threat to the environment and water quality of the Murchison Bay and consequently increases National Water and Sewerage Corporation water treatment costs. Therefore, there is the need to take critical and practical measures to regulate and police land use, water use rights and conserve the environment especially wetlands.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherJournal of Sustainable Developmenten_US
dc.subjectLand useen_US
dc.subjectLand coveren_US
dc.subjectMurchison bay catchmenten_US
dc.subjectLake Victoriaen_US
dc.subjectUgandaen_US
dc.subjectSupervised classificationen_US
dc.titleAssessing Land Use and Land Cover Changes in the Murchison Bay Catchment of Lake Victoria Basin in Ugandaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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