Sanitary risk inspections of shallow wells, boreholes and springs in Kisumu, Kenya in 2014



Okotto-Okotto J, Pedley S, Okotto L, Price H & Wright J (2014) Sanitary risk inspections of shallow wells, boreholes and springs in Kisumu, Kenya in 2014.

This dataset contains the results of a sanitary risk inspection for different groundwater sources in Kisumu, Kenya. A total of 70 groundwater sources were surveyed between February and March 2014. The survey took the form of an observation checklist that identified contamination hazards at well heads and in their immediate surroundings. Data on well depth, electro-conductivity, pH and temperature were also collected. The data were collected as part of the Groundwater2030 project, which aims to reduce the health problems that result from consumption of contaminated groundwater in urban areas of Africa. The project was co-ordinated by the University of Southampton, with partners at the University of Surrey, the Victoria Institute of Research on Environment and Development (VIRED) International, and the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology. The project was funded by the Natural Environment Research Council and the Department for International Development as part of the Unlocking the Potential of Groundwater for the Poor (UPGro) programme.

groundwater; Kenya; Kisumu; latrines; Manyatta; Migosi; urbanization; water pollution; water wells;

Type of mediaCentre for Ecology and Hydrology Natural Environment Research Council
FundersNatural Environment Research Council
Publication date28/11/2014
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Place of publicationKisumu, Kenya

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Dr Heather Price

Dr Heather Price

Senior Lecturer, Biological and Environmental Sciences