WATER Researchers and other marine experts from Tanzania and other countries members of the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) have been equipped with capacity building skills on sustainable use of water resources for sustainable development.
Principal Project Researcher at WIOMSA Prof Japhet Kashaigili said in a training to water researchers and other marine experts held in Mbarari District, Mbeya Region that, “Skills for evaluation of water environment impacts in various decisions make it possible to share this resource while minimising environmental harm caused by human activities around the Indian ocean for sustainability activities around the ocean where Tanzania holds about 1,420 km long coastline.”
Prof Kashaigili added that skills gained, will also help Tanzanian and other experts from WIOMSA to cooperate in implementation of various water laws and policies while specifying the priorities for the human use in regards to embracing environmental conservation principles for common future.
The training was also attended virtually by participants from various research institutes , environment and forestry sector exporter from Tanzania and other WIOMSA member countries of South Africa, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, the Seychelles Islands, Somalia, the Seychelles isles, Somalia, Comoros, Madagascar and Reunion Islands who participated Zoom.
For his part, WIOMSA’s Manager of the Marine Environment Programme Dr Mathias Igulu insisted that close relationship between the sea and the rivers cannot be disregarded for sustainable sea environmental conservation.