By Luis A. Navarro, George Phiri
Freshwater infestation via the water hyacinth weed has reached drawback proportions in lots of components of Africa and the center East. collected environmental, fiscal and social damages to this point are anticipated within the billions of bucks. so much significantly affected are riparian groups and people those that depend on the environmental companies or creation from affected water our bodies. Years of analysis have produced major new findings and advances in water hyacinth regulate and usage. even though, it's all too obvious that this information isn't being competently utilized to control the weed. Early in 1996, and in line with disparate requests for water hyacinth learn aid from throughout Africa and the center East, IDRC introduced an initiative to evaluate the level of the matter. most significantly, the initiative was once to enquire the obvious lethargy of governments and affected groups to recognize, react to, and deal with imminent water hyacinth infestations. This book summarizes the findings and proposals of the initiative. will probably be of curiosity to decision-makers, coverage makers, improvement pros, researchers and teachers.