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Improved management for nitrate pollution in the Lake Victoria catchment of Kenya


Excess nutrient and sediment discharge in Lake Victoria have led to eutrophication resulting into proliferation of water hyacinth, impairment of transportation, decline in drinking water quality and fish population. The catchment supports 1/3 of Kenya's population and accounts for 60% of the country's surface water resources. This project will contribute to developing a nitrate pollution mitigation strategy by developing human resource and technological capacity for application of classical monitoring and isotopic techniques to assess nitrate pollution pressure.

Intervention type

TEAM projects


01/04/2016 - 30/04/2021

This project is being implemented in:
Flemish promoter Pascal Boeckx
Local promoter Stephen Mureithi
Local partner institution Universiteit Gent
visit www.ugent.be
Local partner institution University of Nairobi
visit https://uonbi.ac.ke/
Other local partners South Eastern Kenya University
visit www.seku.ac.ke
Budget € 294.686