Ecological Forecasting Using Geospatial Analysis: Example from Kenya

Lake Victoria, with a surface area of about 68,800 km2 , is the second largest freshwater body in the world. It is a transboundary resource shared by Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Rwanda and Burundi are a part of the upper watershed that drains into Lake Victoria through the Kagera River. The water hyacinth is an invasive weed that was first reported in Victoria Lake in 1988. It spread across the lake, cutting off communities and putting the economic and food security of millions at risk.