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March to May (MAM) constitutes the first major rainfall season in Uganda

March to May (MAM) constitutes the first major rainfall season in Uganda. Following the conclusion of the 36th Climate Outlook Forum for the Greater Horn of Africa held in Entebbe from 26th to 28th Febuary 2014, the international, regional and national climate scientists reviewed the state of the global climate systems and their implications on the seasonal climate of the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) sub-region. These climate systems include the influence of sea surface temperature anomalies over the tropical Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans on the evolution of rainfall in the GHA region. Guidance products from the World Meteorological organisations Global Prediction Centres and other seasonal climate forecast centres were also assessed. These inputs were combined using expert analysis and interpretation to obtain forecast probabilities for the evolution of regional rainfall during the period March to May 2014.

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On 27th February NEMA hosted a public dialogue to conclude a campaign on Green Development. Over 200 representatives from state departments, the business leaders and civic organisation took part to learn and discuss the benefits and challenges of transitioning to a green economy. A green economy offers a path towards industrial development which also takes into consideration the future health, and well-being of Uganda's environment and society.
Please click to enlarge the image which highlights key questions and ideas that arose from this dialogue. .

Environmental Impact Assessment for Isimba Power Transmission Line.

The proposed 132 kV double circuit transmission is in line with Government?s continued pursuit for sufficient power supply to match present and foreseeable future national demand. To connect electricity generated at Isimba HPP to the national grid it is necessary to construct a new 132 kV double circuit powerline from a substation at Isimba dam to existing substation at Bujagali Dam. The 132 kV double circuit transmission line shall run from a substation at Bujagali HPP to a new substation at Isimba hydropower dam in order to connect power generated (at Isimba HPP) to the national grid. The line on steel lattice towers will be 42 km long and have a 30 meter wayleave with a 5 meter right of way, hence a total footprint of 1.26 km2 or 311.353 acres. The transmission line shall follow existing roads in order have easy access during construction and maintenance Download the full report

Hand Over of CDM Plants to Muncipalities

Solid waste management is increasingly becoming a major environmental challenge in Uganda especially in the urban and peri-urban areas. The challenge of solid waste management is set to increase as the country undergoes urbanization, coupled with the increasing population. The urban authorities are overwhelmed and do not have adequate facilities and resources to effectively manage this enormous challenge. Poor waste management poses health and environmental challenges including contribution to Global warming/Climate Change through the emission of Green House Gases (GHG) such as Methane, Carbon dioxide and others. companies/persons licenses to store or transport wastes or own/operate waste treatment/disposal facilities. Download the full report

List of Licensed Waste Handlers in Uganda

The Technical Committee on Pollution Licensing, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by the National Environment (Waste Management) Regulations, 1999, in its 12th sitting, issued the following listed companies/persons licenses to store or transport wastes or own/operate waste treatment/disposal facilities. Download the List

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