Lynn is a fulltime student at the University of Nairobi (Kenya) pursuing a Masters in International Business Management and is also a freelance writer with more than 3 years experience. She loves the outdoors and is excited to be part of a future where individuals, organizations and governments are actively involved in conservation efforts. She grew up in the outskirts of Nairobi and has experienced how a well maintained natural environment can be fulfilling and would love everyone to experience that. She loves music, traveling, and laughing basically eating life with a big spoon.
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In African countries experiencing economic growth, increased population and rapid urbanization– waste management has become a constant thorn in their sides. Aided by the rejection of common waste management practices by environmental lobbyists due to the dire negative impact on the environment, this has made the disposal of waste more difficult.
The project is estimated to cost a whopping 582 million Euros and provide 300MW of low cost power to the national grid. The wind farm will occupy 40,000 acres of land in Loiyangalani district in north eastern Kenya stretching from 450m at the shores of Lake Turkana to 2,300m above sea level at the top of Mt Kulal. As a result of the daily temperature fluctuations, strong and predictable winds between the lake and the dessert are experienced with expected average speeds of 11 m per second.
The Kenyan Meteorological Service with the TU Delft/Oregon State University are working on a project Trans-African Hydro-Meteorological Observatory (TAHMO) to develop a solid network of automatic weather stations in Kenya. The project intends to create a technological solution through a cost effective network of hydro-meteorological measuring stations that will map and predict water and weather in the region.