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Water pollution in Kenya
Serious water pollution in Kenya has made the news headlines. This is Lake Victoria.
Photo: Omondi, Wikimedia Commons

How serious is water pollution from chemicals in Kenya and what can be done about it?

Sustainability and environment

During the last couple of years, serious water pollution in Kenya has made the news headlines. The Athi-river running through Nairobi was branded the River of death and also severe pollution of the Kenyan side of Lake Victoria has been documented. In this seminar, three Kenyan researchers will present recent research on chemical pollution in Kenyan water bodies and discuss governance challenges.

21 Jan 2021
08:30 - 10:00
Zoom, link will be sent out in the confirmation of registration
Free of charge
Registration deadline
21 January 2021

Prof. James Mucunu Mbaria, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Dr. Oloo Collins Odote, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Faith Jebiwot Kandie, UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany
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The time-zone for the event is CET, Central European Time.
FRAM Centre for Future Chemical Risk Analysis and Management
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Dr Odote's presentation: Addressing Water Pollution in Kenya: Towards an Agile Governance Framework

Dr Odote is an environmental lawyer and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Nairobi. He currently serves at the Institution as the Director for the centre for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law and Policy (CASELAP), a multi-disciplinary and postgraduate teaching and research unit. He has researched and written widely on various environmental governance issues. He was the lead researcher for FRAM-University of Nairobi scoping study on Scoping and Impacts of Multiple Chemical Pollution on Kenya’s Lake Victoria.

Faith Kandie's presentation: Occurrence and risk assessment of organic micropollutants within the Lake Victoria South Basin, Kenya

Faith Kandie is a PhD student based at the Effect-Directed Analysis department at the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research-UFZ Leipzig and enrolled at Goethe University, Frankfurt. Her research focuses on the multi-compartment occurrence of organic micropollutants and their contribution to schistosomiasis prevalence in western Kenya. Faith is continuously involved in collaborative projects between Germany and Kenyan partners to narrow the knowledge gap on organic micropollutants in Kenyan aquatic ecosystems.