Ongoing MSc. Research

MISS. AYAN OSMAN, MSc. Environmental Engineering, Kampala International University

Assessment of hospital waste management patterns and toxicity evaluation: case study: Mulago hospital-Uganda.
This study is aimed at waste quantification, characterization, and assessment of the general management patterns of waste at Mulago referral hospital (Uganda). The study also aims at evaluating toxicity level of wastewater discharged by hospital, since this water is directly discharged into the environment. The study could lead to constructive recommendations (based on waste composition) on the best ways of liquid and solid waste management at the hospital. The study also could alert the government to take action considering that hospital waste is a special category of waste that’s detrimental as it may contain infectious and contaminated substances and affect public health unless executed properly. The long term outcome of this study will be the environmental and human health protection .

Mr. OGWANG NICKSON, MSc. Environmental Engineering, Kampala International University

Assessment of the environmental and community vulnerability due to the Lira Dumpsite: Case Study of Lira City.  The study aims at quantifying the environmental; social and health impact of solid waste to the people within the vicinity of the dumpsite located in Lira city, Uganda. Specific objectives of the study include but not limited to 

  • Determining the quantity and characteristics of the waste.
  • Determining qualitatively and quantitatively the level of contamination of the soil and water resources (environmental impact).  
  • Studying the health impact of the dumping site to the surrounding residents.
  • To study the impact of dumping site to agricultural productivity of the surrounding area


Mr. AMEHA MIKRE, MSc. Water and Sanitation (2nd Year) Addis Ababa University

Assessment of non-functionality and physicochemical properties of rural water supply schemes the case of Awsi Resu (Zone One), Afar region, Ethiopia.  Afar is one of the 11 regional states in Ethiopia with hot arid climate. The deep mechanized borehole schemes in the region are designed to reduce the dependence of communities on expensive water trucking operations during drought emergencies, which aligns with the federal government’s Climate Resilient WASH initiative of the One WASH National Program.  The people in the Afar region finds it challenging to acquire safe and clean water due to the non-functionality of the water supply source and issues with the water’s quality. This research is aiming to identify the primary cause of the non-functionality of water supply sources. Additional challenges include high salinity and naturally occurring fluoride contamination.  Specific objectives of the study are: 

  • To find the root cause of the non-functionality of rural water supply source and impacts on the community in zone one Afar region.  
  • To undertake physical, chemical and biological analysis of functional water supply sources of drinking water. 
  • To propose appropriate solutions to substantially minimize non-functionality of rural water supply schemes in the region and other parts of the country 

MISS REBECCA NARVI , Smart Water and Environmental Engineering (2ND Year),

Towards Carbon Neutrality of the Kumasi Wastewater Treatment Plant  In many developed and emerging economies wastewater treatment plants are operated unsustainably. They are based primarily on the end-of-pipe solution, with emphasis on the removal of contaminants. However, wastewater treatment plants can be a major source of greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to global warming. At the same time, the plants if operated efficiently can be a source of energy, and many valuable resources that can result in a carbon-neutrality. Currently, the carbon emissions from the Kumasi Wastewater Treatment Plant and that of many plants across the world, including in Norway are not known, although these may be a major source of greenhouse gas emissions.  The overall aim of the study is to assess the potential for carbon neutrality of the plant. Specific Objectives are:  

  • To estimate the direct and indirect carbon emissions from the plant  
  • To identify potential technologies/resource recovery towards carbon neutrality of the plant