Fecal contamination in surface water is a major health concern in developing countries. The objective of the EC2CO NARIBACT project (2019-2020), led by Laurie BOITHIAS (Phys.-adj. CNAP, GET), is to better understand the drivers of the bacterial dissemination in tropical areas.

In August 2019, Laurie BOITHIAS, together with Olivier RIBOLZI (IRD, GET), Norbert SILVERA (IRD, iEES Paris), Paty NAKHLE (PhD student at GET), Anne PANDO (IRD, iEES Paris), and the 4 local assistants assessed the potential decay and/or regrowth of E. coli in a swamp in Northern Laos.