Murky water: Analyzing risk perception and stakeholder vulnerability related to sewage impacts in mangroves of East Africa

Coastal cities in East Africa are growing rapidly and consequently there is a rapid increase in urban sewage production, putting added pressure on already strained treatment systems. As a result, periurban mangroves are receiving extensive amounts of sewage but very little is know as to the ecological and societal consequences of this. However, UNEP among others advocate the use of low-cost, natural sewage treatment technology whenever possible and mangroves have been suggested as useful second stage biofilters. Because of the high resource dependency in many peri-urban coastal communities in East Africa, it is imperative to investigate potential societal impacts on local communities using sewage impacted peri-urban mangroves.

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- Biodiversidade Marinha;
- Biodiversidade Costeira

- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias

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