Botswana Water Quality and Health: This multidisciplinary project is focused on investigating the coupled human and ecological drivers influencing water quality and the health of both human and animal populations in the Chobe River Region of Botswana.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Development in the wetlands area is moving forward. A new extension on the airport is intended to increase international traffic to this sensitive but beautiful area. Here, Dr. Vandewalle, project collaborator and Dr. Alexander give a talk to a new workforce clearing areas in the new development area. The focus of the talk is on safety but also on the need to be sensitive to wildlife and the environment even as we develop the landscape- to seek balance, a difficult and infrequently achieved goal. The group here are fascinated with the Anchieta's cobra - they are eager to learn how to avoid close encounters of the snake kind while working on this development project.