Images of Research: Forging sustainable futures

River of dreams?

Category: Beneficial partnerships

A riverine running past a shanty town in Africa

This river flows through Ndirande township in Blantyre (Malawi) where it collects household, human and commercial waste from indiscriminate dumping and poor construction of toilets. Not surprisingly, our research has shown these rivers to be associated with typhoid transmission, and the environmental distribution of antimicrobial resistant organisms. We are now focussed on working with communities to protect these important riverine systems and reduce the risk of disease transmission. 

Entrant: Tracy Morse , Civil And Environmental Engineering

Copyright: Tracy Morse

Collaborators: Kondwani Chidziwisano, Derek Cocker, Nicholas Feasey and Taonga Mwapasa


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