DAR ES SALAAM, April 14 (Xinhua) -- China started a two-day training seminar in Tanzania to improve water conservation and management in the country's Great Lakes.
The training seminar on Eco-environment and Water Security in Lake Basin System was jointly organized by the Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology (NIGLAS), the Sino-Africa Joint Research Center and the Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute (TAFIRI).
It focused on lake environment and ecology, water security and catchment management, and lake fishery and resources management by bringing together experts from Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Uganda, Burundi, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
These countries share the Great Lakes of Tanganyika, Victoria and Nyasa.
Meanwhile, China also donated research equipment to Tanzania to enhance research in the Great Lakes.
The equipment, including instruments and laboratory consumables, will be used to find out solutions on eco-environment and water security in the Great Lakes.
China and Tanzania have carried out several phases of cooperation research projects on water environment monitoring and resources protection of the Great Lakes region of East Africa since 2008.