Okotto-Okotto, J.; Pedley, S.; Okotto, L.G.; Price, H.; Wright, J.

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.

Publication date: 2014-11-28

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Format of the dataset : Comma-separated values (CSV)

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You must cite: Okotto-Okotto, J.; Pedley, S.; Okotto, L.G.; Price, H.; Wright, J. (2014). Sanitary risk inspections of shallow wells, boreholes and springs in Kisumu, Kenya in 2014. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/bc1a979b-7cc9-4c9d-9fe4-a8510cd62f8e

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2014-01-24    to    2014-03-04

Provenance & quality

Well depth, electroconductivity, pH and temperature were measured using standardised methods and calibrated instrumentation (where applicable). The sanitary risk assessment was conducted at each groundwater source using the same observation checklist.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Jim Wright
University of Southampton
University Road
Southampton
SO17 1BJ
UK
J.A.Wright@soton.ac.uk

Authors

Okotto-Okotto, J.
Victoria Institute of Research on Environment and Development (VIRED) International
Pedley, S.
University of Surrey
Okotto, L.G.
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology
Price, H.
University of Southampton
Wright, J.
University of Southampton

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84

Tags

Topic categories
Inland Waters , Utilities / Communication
Keywords
groundwater,  Kenya Kisumu,  latrines,  Manyatta,  Migosi,  Pollution urbanization,  water pollution,  Water quality water wells