Environmental statistics 55% open

Malawi

What data is expected?

A selection of deforestation, pollution statistics (air and water pollution), as well as information on extractives activities, and their concessions/licences.

  • Air pollution levels
  • Water quality
  • Extractives activities
  • Deforestation
  • None of the above

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Available free of charge Yes
Downloadable No
Publicly available Yes
Openly licenced No
Up-to-date Yes
In an open and machine-readable format WFS No data available.
Digital data No
Print data No
location href="http://portals.flexicadastre.com/malawi/" http://portals.flexicadastre.com/malawi/">rel="nofollow">http://portals.flexicadastre.com/malawi/ - Data for mining and petroleum licences (including company name, mineral, and start and end date of concession) Deforestation: Only some heavily outdated from 1999 is provided. Data has been put into a geographic presentation and some high level deforestation figures are provided in a narrative text. http://www.unpei.org/sites/default/files/e_library_documents/Malawi_Policy_Brief_Forests_and_Woodlands_MSEOR.pdf Water quality information cannot be found from the Water Resources Department or from the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Development. Air quality data could not be found via Google searches and neither through the WHO ambient air quality database.
Collected by government Yes
findable_steps Conducted google search with the following phrases: Malawi ministry environment, Malawi ministry water, Malawi ministry mining, Malawi ministry forestry. Conducted further searches on google and ministry sites using the following phrases: Malawi pollution, water quality, extraction, mining, deforestation.
characteristics Extractives activities
Controlled access Yes
Collector name Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Environment, and the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Development, Ministry of Mining, Department of Forestry Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Environment has several departments which should be responsible for the areas of data we look into: see here: http://www.malawi.gov.mw/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=76&Itemid=75 Water resources department of the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Development. Is responsible among others for monitoring, assessment and management of water quality and pollution control; see http://www.malawi.gov.mw/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13&Itemid=99 No agency could be identified for air pollution.
Assessment refers to extractives licences only. Deforestation: Only some heavily outdated from 1999 is provided. Data has been put into a geographic presentation and some high level deforestation figures are provided in a narrative text. http://www.unpei.org/sites/default/files/e_library_documents/Malawi_Policy_Brief_Forests_and_Woodlands_MSEOR.pdf Water quality information cannot be found from the Water Resources Department or from the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Development. Air quality data could not be found via Google searches and neither through the WHO ambient air quality database.

Meta data

Data location   http://portals.flexicadastre.com/malawi/ - Data for mining and petroleum licences (including company name, mineral, and start and end date of concession)
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   WFS
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Paul Mungai
Last modified   Mon May 07 2018 14:26:58 GMT+0000 (UTC)