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Maurice Lokwaliwa, a water engineer explains the swelling lakes phenomenon


As COP26 -- UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, UK, enters the second week, the local tourism sector in Turkana is hardest hit by the effects of climate change. Hotels and camps at Eliye on the western shores of Lake Turkana have been destroyed by lake-level rise. The climate-related cost of the swelling desert lake runs into hundreds of millions of Kenyan shillings.

Maurice Lokwaliwa, a water engineer, urges rich countries causing climate change to make climate financing their priority to enable African countries like Kenya to implement local adaptation actions, such as the construction of a defence wall along the shores of Lake Turkana in order to control the lake-level rise and prevent the destruction of tourist camps in places like Eliye in Turkana, Kenya.