This paper presents findings from a study that employed the citizen science approach to build the capacity of citizens and integrate communities into scientific research on water quality and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) related risk monitoring. The results of the water quality index (WQI) and water quality (WQ) ratings indicated that water is not suitable for direct human consumption prior to treatment. It is recommended that onsite treatment and point of use water treatment interventions should be instituted and advocated to improve human health, livelihoods and to build resilience to WASH related risks and hazards in Karonga Town.
This is an output from the Urban Africa: Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK) programme
Wanda, E; Manda, M., Kushe,J., Msiska, O., Mphande, C., Kamlomo, D., and Kaunda, J. 2017. Using Citizen Science Approach to monitor water, sanitation and hygiene Related Risks in Karonga Town, Malawi, African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 11 (1) 304-323. DOI: 10.5897/AJEST2017.2308.
Using Citizen Science Approach to monitor water, sanitation and hygiene Related Risks in Karonga Town, Malawi