Environmentalists in Bushenyi have started a campaign to ensure that water catchment areas in the district are protected so that the district is not faced with a challenge of water shortage in the near future.
This they say they plan to do through sensitisation, partnerships with leaders and holding dialogue with the people that live in the surroundings of the catchment areas.
The revelation came during a planning and stakeholders meeting with the Uganda Citizens Alliance (UCA) in Kitagata sub-county, Bushenyi District.
According to the Uganda Citizens Alliance, there are findings that some parts of River Kitagata are experiencing silting due to human activities and these might in the long run increase.
River Kitagata is a water catchment area for the National Water and Sewerage Corporation and serves Bushenyi and other surrounding districts.
If not protected, experts say there will be acute water shortage in the district in the near future.
The Citizens Alliance is now planning to opt for a community based approach and make the people appreciate the existence of the river.
The campaign will also involve school going children as ambassadors for the environment as a boost for the catchments.