Botswana Water Quality and Health: This multidisciplinary project is focused on investigating the coupled human and ecological drivers influencing water quality and the health of both human and animal populations in the Chobe River Region of Botswana.
Friday, January 6, 2012
Elephant herds are numerous along the Chobe River and most fecal waste
identified along transects of the river bank within in the park comes from this species. Field teams are identifying the influence of season on human animal fecal loads by sampling along the bank and water across land uses in the system. Data already suggest that certain areas of the system have higher bacterial counts and sedimentation rates. We start the wet season transect shortly.