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dc.contributor.authorMukono, T.T.
dc.contributor.authorTongesayi, T.
dc.coverage.spatialZimbabwe.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-08T14:36:58Z
dc.date.available2016-03-08T14:36:58Z
dc.date.issued2000
dc.identifier.citationMukono, T.T. and Tongesayi, T. (2000) Evaluation of community participation in water quality monitoring by the use of water quality descriptors as a preliminary approach to assessing water quality, Journal of Applied Science in Southern Africa, vol. 6, no.2, pp. 115-121. Harare: UZ Publications.en
dc.identifier.issn1019-7788
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/9795
dc.descriptionA research on the participation of a mining community in Zimbabwe to assess the water quality that they consume.en
dc.description.abstractThis research was carried out in 1997 at a chosen mine in Zimbabwe in order to determine and assess participation by communities from mining areas in monitoring the quality of water they use through procedures that are alternatives of laboratory experiments. Questionnaires, group discussions and observations were used to collect data on community knowledge in water quality issues. The results show that communities have water quality descriptors derived from their experience. They use these descriptors everyday to discuss the quality of the water they use. These descriptors are closely related to water quality parameters as analyzed in the laboratory. The findings, therefore, show that it is possible to organize communities to continuously and systematically monitor the quality of water in their areas as a preliminary approach to chemical and microbial analyses by research scientists or local water engineers and local environmental health technicians.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Zimbabwe (UZ) Publicationsen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/en
dc.subjectParticipationen
dc.subjectScience and Societyen
dc.subjectWateren
dc.titleEvaluation of community participation in water quality monitoring by the use of water quality descriptors as a preliminary approach to assessing water qualityen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.rights.holderUniversity of Zimbabwe (UZ)en


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