Publications

Regional State of the coast Report Western Indian Ocean

The Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region spans across a large latitudinal range, from the Somalia region, influenced by the strong monsoon regime of the northern Indian Ocean,to the southern temperate regime of the tip of
South Africa, where the Agulhas current diverges from the northward...
Author: Jared Bosire, Louis Celliers, Johan Groeneveld, José Paula, Michael H. Schleyer
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Analysis of Lessons Learnt from Demonstration Projects Implementated by the UNEP- GEF Project on "Addressing Land-Based Activities in the Western Indian Ocean" (WIO-LaB)

The Nairobi Convention implemented the UNEP-GEF WIO-LaB Project entitled ‘Addressing landbased activities in the Western Indian Ocean’ in order to deal with the growing challenges of the degradation of the coastal and marine environment in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region, encompassing the...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis of Land-based Sources and Activities in the Western Indian Ocean Region.

This document presents the results of a series of investigations and expert analyses relating to land-based sources of pollution and other activities that cause the degradation of the coastal
and marine environment in the West Indian Ocean (WIO). More specifically, it identifies those...
Author: Dr. Salomao Bandeira , Mr. Jude Bijoux , Mr. Anton Earle, Prof. Jan Glazewski, Dr. Narriman Jiddawi, Dr. James Kairo and Mr. Jacob Ochiewo, Dr. Sixtus Kayombo , Mr. Daniel Malzbender, Mr. Akunga Momanyi and Ms. Susan Taljaard
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Regional Synthesis Report on the Policy, Legal, Regulatory and Institutional frameworks in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region.

The main purpose of the reports is to provide baseline knowledge of the gaps in the legal, policy, regulatory and institutional frameworks for dealing with Land-based Sources and Activities (LBSA) issues in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) Region. The report forms part of a process towards the...
Author: Mr. Akunga Momanyi (University of Nairobi)
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Regional Synthesis Report on the Status of ratification of Environmental Conventions relevant to Land-based Sources and Activities in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region.

This is a Nairobi Convention Regional Report on the status of ratifications and implementation of international environmental conventions relevant to Land-based Sources and Activities (LBSA) as well as on the constraints to such ratification and implementation in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO)...
Author: Mr. Akunga Momanyi (University of Nairobi)
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Regional Synthesis Report on the Status of Pollution in the WIO Region.

One of the key activities of the WIO-LaB project has been the execution of a Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) focused on land-based activities in the WIO region. This Regional...
Author: Steven P. Weerts and Ms. Susan Taljaard (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa), Dr. Sixtus Kayombo (Ministry of Water - Water Resources Institute, Tanzania) and Mr. Gijs W. Wilbers (Catholic University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands)
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Regional Report on Municipal Wastewater Management in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region.

The marine and coastal environment of the countries of the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) is rich in biodiversity and associated natural resources. This is now threatened by uncontrolled discharge of wastewater from urban areas. This Regional report presents the findings of the review of municipal...
Author: Dr. Sixtus Kayombo (University of Dar es Salaam)
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Guidelines for the Establishment of Environmental Quality Objectives and Targets in the Coastal Zone of the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) Region

The Project “Addressing Land-based Activities in the Western Indian Ocean” (WIO-Lab) is a deliberate and conscious effort of the people of the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region (including Kenya, Tanzania,
Mozambique, South Africa, Madagascar, Seychelles, Comoros and Mauritius) taken in...
Author: Susan Taljaard, Steven Weerts, Shamilla Pillay and Anisha Rajkumar
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Regional Assessment of Marine Litter in the Western Indian Ocean Region

Marine litter/ solid waste is becoming a significant contributor to marine pollution in the West Indian Ocean; many types of marine litter persist for hundreds of years, and volumes are accumulating; synthetic/ plastic litter particularly damages ecological, economic, cultural, recreational and...
Author: Sue Lane (Lwandle Technologies Pty Ltd)
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Industrial Sources of Marine and Coastal Pollution in the East African region. UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 7

Industrial Sources of Marine and Coastal Pollution in the East African region. UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 7
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
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