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.
Our new publication provides information on diarrheal disease which might provide important insight into this persistent public health threat in Africa.
Alexander, associate professor of wildlife, and Mpho Ramotadima,
community extension officer at the Center for African Resource: Animals,
Communities and Land Use (CARACAL), check water quality at a public
faucet in a Botswana village. Alexander conducts research through
CARACAL, a nonprofit nongovernment organization she co-founded in
Botswana. (Credit: Virginia Tech)