Photo by @matildegattoni for @everydayclimatechange ~ Ugandan schoolgirls spend the day along Lake Victoria. Due to heavy human extraction and high evaporation, the Nile river basin and its inhabitants are especially sensitive to climate change. Current water withdrawal for irrigation is so high, that despite its size, in dry periods, the river does not reach the sea.
In addition, along its 3,000 km course through arid northern Sudan and southern Egypt, the Nile loses a huge amount of water to evaporation. This makes water supply extremely sensitive to temperature and precipitation changes. Climate change will also have a significant impact on fisheries, affecting both the productivity of fish populations and how they are distributed. Small changes in temperature can dramatically alter water levels, mixing regimes and fish productivity. #lakevictoria #uganda #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #globalwarming #africa #rivernile
Old Entebbe, Kalangala, Uganda