Dr. Peter Apell from The Jane Goodall Institute provides an overview of his work on integrated Freshwater Conservation and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in northern Uganda. This project is one of the pilot sites currently applying the ABCG Freshwater Conservation-WASH Integration Guidelines in a context where population growth poses a threat to local watersheds and vulnerable megafauna.
This webinar was the second in a monthly series hosted by ABCG’s Freshwater Conservation-WASH Community of Practice under the thematic working group on Global Health Linkages to Biodiversity Conservation. The group’s aim is to provide a collaborative platform and space where global health and conservation professionals can share knowledge and expertise while connecting and organizing on how to resolve common issues. ABCG brings together health, development and conservation practitioners working in Africa on projects and policies looking to improve biodiversity conservation and human health. By linking freshwater conservation and WASH in field sites in South Africa and Uganda, ABCG members hope to see reduced watershed degradation and pollution, and improved health of freshwater ecosystems. ABCG is supported by the US Agency for International Development.
Click below to watch the webinar recording from the event.