Lake Geneva, Bay of Vidy; Hospital effluents - latrines - open water ecosyst; soil sediment - heavy metals and organic pollutant; pyrosequencing - antibiotic resistance, ; raw vegetables, - human risks, - water resource; latrine and wells, bacterial diversity, - pathogen; strengthening the capacity - India - Congo DR
Kilunga Pitchouna I., Sivalingam Periyasamy, Laffite Amandine, Grandjean Dominique, Mulaji Crispin K., de Alencastro Luiz Felippe, Mpiana Pius T., Poté John (2017), Accumulation of toxic metals and organic micro-pollutants in sediments from tropical urban rivers, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Chemosphere
, 179, 37-48.
Devarajan Naresh, Köhler Thilo, Sivalingam Periyasamy, van Delden Christian, Mulaji Crispin K., Mpiana Pius T., Ibelings Bastiaan W., Poté John (2017), Antibiotic resistant Pseudomonas spp. in the aquatic environment: A prevalence study under tropical and temperate climate conditions, in Water Research
, 115, 256-265.
Nienie Alexis B., Periyasamy Sivalingam, Laffite Amandine, Ngelinkoto Patience, Otamonga Jean-Paul, Matand Alphonse, Mulaji Crispin K., Biey Emmanuel M., Mpiana Pius T., Pote-Wembonyama John (2017), Microbiological quality of water in a city with persistent and recurrent waterborne diseases under tropical sub-rural conditions: The case of Kikwit City, Democratic Republic of the Congo, in International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
, 220(5), 820-828.
Nienie Alexis B., Periyasamy Sivalingam, Laffite Amandine, Ngelinkoto Patience, Otamonga Jean-Paul, Matand Alphonse, Mulaji Crispin K., Mubedi Josué I., Mpiana Pius T., Pote-Wembonyama John (2017), Seasonal variability of water quality by physicochemical indexes and traceable metals in suburban area in Kikwit, Democratic Republic of the Congo, in International Soil and Water Conservation Research
, 5(2), 158-165.
Kapembo Michel L., Laffite Amandine, Bokolo Mathieu K., Mbanga Aimé L., Maya-Vangua Marc M., Otamonga Jean-Paul, Mulaji Crispin K., Mpiana Pius T., Wildi Walter, Poté John (2016), Evaluation of Water Quality from Suburban Shallow Wells Under Tropical Conditions According to the Seasonal Variation, Bumbu, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Exposure and Health
, 8(4), 487-496.
Laffite Amandine, Kilunga Pitchouna I., Kayembe John M., Devarajan Naresh, Mulaji Crispin K., Giuliani Gregory, Slaveykova Vera I., Poté John (2016), Hospital Effluents Are One of Several Sources of Metal, Antibiotic Resistance Genes, and Bacterial Markers Disseminated in Sub-Saharan Urban Rivers, in Frontiers in Microbiology
, 7, 1128.
Kilunga Pitchouna I., Kayembe John M., Laffite Amandine, Thevenon Florian, Devarajan Naresh, Mulaji Crispin K., Mubedi Josué I., Yav Zéphirin G., Otamonga Jean-Paul, Mpiana Pius T., Poté John (2016), The impact of hospital and urban wastewaters on the bacteriological contamination of the water resources in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, in Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A
, 51(12), 1034-1042.
Devarajan Naresh, Laffite Amandine, Mulaji Crispin Kyela, Otamonga Jean-Paul, Mpiana Pius Tshimankinda, Mubedi Josué Ilunga, Prabakar Kandasamy, Ibelings Bastiaan Willem, Poté John (2016), Occurrence of Antibiotic Resistance Genes and Bacterial Markers in a Tropical River Receiving Hospital and Urban Wastewaters, in PLOS ONE
, 11(2), e0149211-e0149211.
Devarajan Naresh, Laffite Amandine, Ngelikoto Patience, Elongo Vicky, Prabakar Kandasamy, Mubedi Josué I., Piana Pius T. M., Wildi Walter, Poté John (2015), Hospital and urban effluent waters as a source of accumulation of toxic metals in the sediment receiving system of the Cauvery River, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India, in Environmental Science and Pollution Research
, 22(17), 12941-12950.
Devarajan Naresh, Laffite Amandine, Graham Neil D., Meijer Maria, Prabakar Kandasamy, Mubedi Josué I., Elongo Vicky, Mpiana Pius T., Ibelings Bastiaan Willem, Wildi Walter, Poté John (2015), Accumulation of Clinically Relevant Antibiotic-Resistance Genes, Bacterial Load, and Metals in Freshwater Lake Sediments in Central Europe, in Environmental Science & Technology
, 49(11), 6528-6537.
Mwanamoki Paola M., Devarajan Naresh, Niane Birane, Ngelinkoto Patience, Thevenon Florian, Nlandu José W., Mpiana Pius T., Prabakar Kandasamy, Mubedi Josué I., Kabele Christophe G., Wildi Walter, Poté John (2015), Trace metal distributions in the sediments from river-reservoir systems: case of the Congo River and Lake Ma Vallée, Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo), in Environmental Science and Pollution Research
, 22(1), 586-597.
Mwanamoki Paola M., Devarajan Naresh, Thevenon Florian, Atibu Emmanuel K., Tshibanda Joseph B., Ngelinkoto Patience, Mpiana Pius T., Prabakar Kandasamy, Mubedi Josué I., Kabele Christophe G., Wildi Walter, Poté John (2014), Assessment of pathogenic bacteria in water and sediment from a water reservoir under tropical conditions (Lake Ma Vallée), Kinshasa Democratic Republic of Congo, in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
, 186(10), 6821-6830.
Tshibanda Joseph B., Devarajan Naresh, Birane Niane, Mwanamoki Paola M., Atibu Emmanuel K., Mpiana Pius T., Prabakar Kandasamy, Mubedi Ilunga Josué, Wildi Walter, Poté John (2014), Microbiological and physicochemical characterization of water and sediment of an urban river: N’Djili River, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Sustainability of Water Quality and Ecology
, 3-4, 47-54.
Mwanamoki Paola M., Devarajan Naresh, Thevenon Florian, Birane Niane, de Alencastro Luiz Felippe, Grandjean Dominique, Mpiana Pius T., Prabakar Kandasamy, Mubedi Josué I., Kabele Christophe G., Wildi Walter, Poté John (2014), Trace metals and persistent organic pollutants in sediments from river-reservoir systems in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Spatial distribution and potential ecotoxicological effects, in Chemosphere
, 111, 485-492.
Building and strengthening of capacity in developing countries can be considered as one of majors aspects of sustainable development in the World. The challenging water contamination, natural resources management as well as food production have the global consequences. For this proposal, the approaches are chosen to identify the most critical problems related to water contamination in general, particularly in developing countries such as India and Congo DR. The objective of this present study is to study the effect of hospital effluents on the distribution and prevalence of antibiotic resistant bacteria and their resistance genes from the surface waters and sediments of receiving systems under tropical conditions and the impact of population and latrines on fecal contamination in ponds and wells (both receiving system) will be assessed. Both aspects are highly relevant from a global perspective for the economic, social and environmental development throughout the world. This project will also examine the environmental exposure pathways particularly anthropogenic influences associated with aquatic environment receiving systems, irrigation water and crops, and drinking water supplies. Different hypotheses and scenarios will be considered in this project:•How do hospital effluents affect the quality of water in south India river, Cauvery basin with respect to the prevalence of Antibiotic Resistance Genes (ARGs) in bacterial population of surface and sediments?•How the river ecosystem contaminated with hospital effluents for multidrug resistant bacteria with antibiotic resistance genes act as potential reservoir?•To assess the transfer ability of ARGs to environmental commensal bacteria through gene transfer mechanism.•Impacts of environmental factors on the persistence of pathogens under tropical conditions; •Assessment of pathogens and adenovirus related to the number of latrines around the pond ecosystem, as well as the types of latrine with respect to prevalence of antibiotic resistant bacteria associated with local population density receiving water.•Impact of population and latrines on pathogens contamination of ponds and wells: prevalence of ARGs associated pathogens, human risk assessment and environmental pathways. •Understanding the potential risk associated with raw vegetables and to establish whether irrigation contaminated water is a possible source of pathogens (such as Enterococcus, E. coli, E. coli somatic, Clostridium spores, Salmonella paratyphi A, S. typhii, and Vibrio cholerea) in fresh produce. The novelty and originality of this project reside in a combination of socio-cultural aspects and other aspects which cause epidemics and environmental impacts of contaminated aquatic ecosystem. The methods and scenarios which will be developed include the potential strategy for the development of new sustainable water management and food production as well as to prevent the human risks in Asia and Sub-Sahara Africa. The key innovation of the project and methodologies applied is the combination of water quality variation frequency and the impact magnitude function to quantify the risk related with water quality variation in developing countries under tropical condition. The results of the present project will be disseminated and shared to the public with the hope to catalyze the consciousness and responsibilities of the public opinion to understand the importance and interrelation between human and environment impacts with regard to water management.