Drinking-water under a "One Health" lens: quantifying microbial contamination pathways between livestock and drinking-water


One Health Water is a project taking a one health approach to understanding disease transmission from livestock to people via water. It addresses the potential drinking-water contamination risks to human health in rural sub-Saharan Africa, where people and livestock often live in close proximity.

Our researchers are working with colleagues from the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), University of Southampton and VIRED International and are supported by the UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund.
Short titleOne Health Water
Effective start/end date1/04/17 → 31/03/19


  • Drinking water contamination
  • Microbial source tracking
  • Water safety plans
  • Kenyan rural communities
  • Cattle GPS tracking
  • Water sources protection
  • Sanitary risk assessments
  • Sanitation safety plans
  • Fecal contamination
  • Water
  • Sanitation
  • Hygiene
  • WASH