Publications

The Strategic Action Programme (SAP) for the Protection of the Western Indian Ocean from Land-Based Sources and Activities

The Western Indian Ocean (WIO) is recognized globally for its unique biological richness, natural beauty and high ecological and socio-economic value. The WIO region’s coastal habitats, which include coastal forests, sand dunes, beaches, rocky shores, mangroves, seagrass beds and coral reefs,...
Author: Prof. Rudy Van Der Elst, Prof. George Khroda, Prof. Mwakio Tole, Prof. Jan Glazewski and Ms. Amanda Younge-Hayes
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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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Regional Report on River-coast Interactions in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region.

This report presents an assessment of hydrological and land use characteristics affecting river‐coast interactions in the West Indian Ocean region. One of the key areas of concern for
the WIO region relates to the interaction between river basins and the coastal and marine environment.The...
Author: Anton Earle, Daniel Malzbender, Emmanuel Manzungu and Palesa Mokorosi (African Centre for Water Research)
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Guidelines for Environmental Assessment in the Western Indian Ocean Region.

The ultimate goal in the management of coastal systems is to keep the resource suitable for all designated uses– both existing and future uses (this includes the ‘use’ of designated areas for biodiversity protection and
ecosystem functioning).
The uses of coastal ecosystems are...
Author: Susan Taljaard, Steven Weerts, Shamilla Pillay, Anisha Rajkumar
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Towards a Protocol for Long-Term Monitoring of Marine Environmental Quality in the Western Indian Ocean Region.

A rapidly increasing coastal population combined with a lack of effective resource management strategies is placing pressure on the marine and coastal environment in countries of the Western Indian Ocean (WIO)
region. The African Process, the Global Programme of Action for the Protection...
Author: S.P. Weerts, S. Taljaard, B.K. Newman
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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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