water quality, Forest management, Research, University
Theme 1 - Measuring
I am a lecturer at the ISDR (Higher Institute for Rural Development) Fizi, within the Natural Resources Management department. we have also a specialisation in biodiversity and sustainable forest management, Forest-Environment option. Our area of research focuses on the understanding of the relationships between forest management and the quality of water resources. This is a very interesting subject in middle-income countries, because these ones depend strongly on forest ecosystem services, such as that ones of regulating and improving the quality of water resources. we already participated in the production of a paper on this subject and currently, we are writing two others articles on it. We would also like to continue our doctoral research in the same field, that why we are looking for a partnership with a university so that we can continue our research.
ISDR Fizi is a higher education and university institution located in the eastern DRC, in the Fizi territory, that is characterized by a higher population density, mining activities which are linked to multiple water issues. This institution organizes a department in the Environmental field and whose main objective is notably the improvement of the quality of life of the population in that region, in particular the quality of the water which the latter uses for its various domestic needs.