Still waters can be sickening
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CTA. 2003. Still waters can be sickening. Spore 104. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/47935
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The article on wetlands ecosystems in Spore 100 focused on their multiple uses and how they could be better managed and conserved for future generations.
The article on wetlands ecosystems in Spore 100 focused on their multiple uses and how they could be better managed and conserved for future generations. Samuel Zeleke from Gambella in Ethiopia writes that wetlands are an underutilised resource in most ACP countries, poorly managed and conserved and 'simply left as a swimming pool. This negligence and mis-use have made wetlands suitable areas for breeding and spread of troublesome diseases like malaria and bilharzia.' He argues that better management of these resources 'will go hand and hand with controlling the spread of these diseases better too'