strengthening the capacity - India - Congo DR; Hospital effluents - latrines - open water ecosyst; soil sediment - heavy metals and organic pollutant; latrine and wells, bacterial diversity, - pathogen; pyrosequencing - antibiotic resistance, ; raw vegetables, - human risks, - water resource
Suami Robert Bueya, Sivalingam Periyasamy, Al Salah Dhafer Mohammed, Grandjean Dominique, Mulaji Crispin Kyela, Mpiana Pius Tshimankinda, Breider Florian, Otamonga Jean-Paul, Poté John (2020), Heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants contamination in river, estuary, and marine sediments from Atlantic Coast of Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Environmental Science and Pollution Research
, 27(16), 20000-20013.
Suami Robert B., Al Salah Dhafer Mohammed M., Kabala César D., Otamonga J.-P., Mulaji Crispin K., Mpiana Pius T., Poté John W. (2019), Assessment of metal concentrations in oysters and shrimp from Atlantic Coast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Heliyon
, 5(12), e03049-e03049.
Kapembo Michel L., Al Salah Dhafer Mohammed M., Thevenon Florian, Laffite Amandine, Bokolo Mathieu K., Mulaji Crispin K., Mpiana Pius T., Poté John (2019), Prevalence of water-related diseases and groundwater (drinking-water) contamination in the suburban municipality of Mont Ngafula, Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo), in Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A
Laffite Amandine, Al Salah Dhafer Mohammed M., Slaveykova Vera I., Poté John (2019), Prevalence of β-Lactam and Sulfonamide Resistance Genes in a Freshwater Reservoir, Lake Brêt, Switzerland, in Exposure and Health
Mata Henry K., Periyasamy Sivalinga, Konde Joel, Otamonga Jean-Paul, Niane Birane, Mulaji Crispin K., Kiyombo Guillaume M., Poté John (2019), Concentration of toxic metals and potential risk assessment in edible fishes from Congo River in urbanized area of Kinshasa, DR Congo, in Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal
Kayembe John M., Bokwokwo Merveille I., Sivalingam Periyasamy, Ngelinkoto Patience, Otamonga Jean-Paul, Mulaji Crispin K., Mubedi Josué I., Poté John (2018), Effect of untreated urban effluents on the accumulation of toxic metals in river sediments under tropical conditions: Funa River, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the CongoEffect of untreated urban effluents on the accumulation of toxic metals, in Water and Environment Journal
Kayembe John M., Sivalingam Periyasamy, Salgado Carmen Diz, Maliani Jeff, Ngelinkoto Patience, Otamonga Jean-Paul, Mulaji Crispin K., Mubedi Josué I., Poté John (2018), Assessment of water quality and time accumulation of heavy metals in the sediments of tropical urban rivers: Case of Bumbu River and Kokolo Canal, Kinshasa City, Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Journal of African Earth Sciences
, 147, 536-543.
Suami Robert B., Sivalingam Periyasamy, Kabala César D., Otamonga J.-P., Mulaji Crispin K., Mpiana Pius T., Poté John (2018), Concentration of heavy metals in edible fishes from Atlantic Coast of Muanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Journal of Food Composition and Analysis
, 73, 1-9.
Kayembe John M., Thevenon Florian, Laffite Amandine, Sivalingam Periyasamy, Ngelinkoto Patience, Mulaji Crispin K., Otamonga Jean-Paul, Mubedi Josué I., Poté John (2018), High levels of faecal contamination in drinking groundwater and recreational water due to poor sanitation, in the sub-rural neighbourhoods of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, in International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
, 221(3), 400-408.
Atibu Emmanuel K., Lacroix Pierre, Sivalingam Periyasamy, Ray Nicolas, Giuliani Gregory, Mulaji Crispin K., Otamonga Jean-Paul, Mpiana Pius T., Slaveykova Vera I., Poté John (2018), High contamination in the areas surrounding abandoned mines and mining activities: An impact assessment of the Dilala, Luilu and Mpingiri Rivers, Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Chemosphere
, 191, 1008-1020.
Building and strengthening of capacity in developing countries can be considered as one of major 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 Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The general purpose of this research is to study the effect of hospital effluents on the distribution and prevalence of antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) and their resistance genes from the surface waters and sediments of river receiving systems under tropical conditions, and the impact of population and latrines on faecal contamination in ponds and wells will be assessed. Both aspects are highly relevant from a global perspective for the economic, social and environmental development throughout the world. This project also examines the environmental exposure pathways particularly anthropogenic influences associated with aquatic environment receiving systems, irrigation water and crops, and drinking water supplies. The methods and scenarios 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. It should be noted that the present application constitutes the continuation of the research project funded by SNSF (Grant no. 31003A_150163/1). The project is performed at University of Geneva in collaboration with Jamal Mohamed College (Bharathidasan University, India) and two University of Kinshasa (UNIKIN and UPN), DRC. The project implicates one postdoc from India working at University of Geneva, 4 PhD students at university of Kinshasa(DRC) and 2 PhD students at University of Geneva. Here, we ask for the extension of the PhD thesis (Amandine Laffite, at University of Geneva, faculty of sciences) until September 30, 2018 (12 months of salary), which will correspond to full 4 years in total. The present application concerns important and complementary aspects to permit us to fulfil the remaining scientist goals of the project relatively to different implicated parties. The different scenarios are/will be performed to assess the levels and factors that influence the concentrations and transfers of pathogens into rivers and its associated agricultural irrigation lands to prevent public health risks. This proposal is of great interest for regional and global researches regarding the human-aquatic environment interaction. Strengthening the capacity, facilitating the integration of scientists in the international network as well as stimulation of an active dialog between researchers/experts and stakeholders in Switzerland, DRC and India dealing with issues related with the human and environmental impacts and water management are other major outcomes of the project. Workshops and seminars are organizing by applicants to disseminate the knowledge to public for the sustainable water management to stand with global community to combat drug resistant pathogens.