Project Summary

This project aims to provide an inventory of algae species that can be used in reduction of pollution into Lake Victoria. Lake Victoria's integrity as a source of fish and water for drinking to the ever growing population is challenged by pollution from industries and other human activities. This problem is in turn exacerbated by limited research in alternatives of waste water treatment as the existent technologies are expensive and yet affordable ones are obsolete. This impedes proper industrial and municipal effluent treatment and the end result is increased pollution into Lake Victoria as the major collector of wastewater from major towns in the country. The pollution has eventually led to eutrophication, algal blooms and fish kills. We aim at tapping the potential of these algal bloom species in treating industrial effluent. This project will also dig further into turning the nuisance algae into a fuel treasure contributing to solving energy needs in Uganda.