Behavioural Dumping and Drainage Channels

  • Semwogerere Twaibu, PhD Busitema University
  • Lating Peter Okidi Busitema University
Keywords: Drainage Channels, Illegal Dumping, Highways, Flooding, Live Dumping
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Abstract

Dumping is one of the inevitable societal behaviours because waste can only be controlled but not eliminated completely. The rapidly growing developing countries have cities, towns and trading centres emerging daily coupled with increasing populations can be well related to poor drainage and irresponsible dumping in water channels. The aim of this study was to scrutinize drainage dumping behaviours in relation to water channels in some selected cities in Uganda. In this study, observational and analytical experiments on dumping were done in selected towns and cities, along some major highways connecting them. The findings showed that a lot of illegal dumping is happening at a rate of 63% on average on roads and even near the legal dumping places. Most of the refuse that is erroneously dumped ends up in drainage channels leading to serious flooding and other environmental consequences. The study recommends other better models in addition to improving drainage design, construction and maintenance patterns.  Strict laws and sensitization are crucial in this regard and can help in saving and improving the lives of the people by at least 11%

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Published
5 September, 2021
How to Cite
Twaibu, S., & Okidi, L. (2021). Behavioural Dumping and Drainage Channels. East African Journal of Engineering, 3(1), 72-78. https://doi.org/10.37284/eaje.3.1.401