With a singular focus on plastic pollution and its effect on water bodies, this project investigates the origin, impact, and solutions to plastic pollution in specific areas of the Western Rift Valley lakes in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo that drain into the Nile River. It also pays attention to the relationship between money, business, and water pollution.

Project by Fredrick Mugira, Bertha Fellow

Fredrick Mugira


About the Author

This ‘Contaminated’ project is part of Fredrick Mugira’s Bertha Fellowship projects. A Bertha Fellow, National Geographic explorer, and a Pulitzer Center Grantee, Fredrick is an award-winning water journalist practicing outreach journalism. He founded Water Journalists Africa organisation and cofounded its flagship project InfoNile focused on the Nile River.

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