University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Faculty of Science, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Denmark

Climate change resilience in urban mobility

Research project The objective of the project is to identify research-based strategies for increasing climate change resilience within urban mobility, accessibility and transport in Accra, Ghana. Mobility within the urban areas is a basic need for urban residents bec ... First-year report: Within the first year of the project the inception workshop and the initial interviews in selected neighborhoods corroborated the relevance of the projects and its interdisciplinary approach. The comprehensive study of both: 1 ...
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Agricultural Investors as Development Actors? (AIDA)

Research project Like agricultural investors from other non-African countries, Danish farmers and institutional investors are increasingly attracted by the invitations extended by African governments to invest in agriculture as well as by the encouragement they recei ... Midterm report 2019: Data obtained from the questionnaire survey, involving interviews with 400 respondents from each of the 6 research locations, i.e. a total of 2,400 respondents, has been entered into two databases. These databases have been ...
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Pathways to water resilient South African cities

Research project This project aims to identify opportunities for supporting the integration of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) as nature-based solutions (NBS) for increased water supply and water quality within the urban water system as part of a broader transiti ... First year report The objective of identifying opportunities for physical integration has been pursued. Designs for the physical experimentation with managed aquifer recharge are being developed and two case sites have been selected. Actual experi ...
Period: 2019-05-1 to 2022-04-30 Countries: South Africa Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Faculty of Science, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Denmark Partner institutions: University of Cape Town (UCT), Future Water Institute, South Africa Project code: 18-M05-KU Total grant: 4,979,683 DKK
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Enhancing Sustainable Groundwater Use in South Africa

Research project Groundwater is an increasingly important source of water supply for agriculture, households, and industry. With population growth and increasing climate variability, this water resource plays an increasingly important role in South Africa (RSA) to en ... Midterm report Two sites for detailed hydrogeological observations have been established. New and existing wells have been equipped for automated monitoring of groundwater levels. The monitoring wells are generating data on focused recharge when t ...
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Rural-Urban Transformation (RUT): Governance, Mobility, and Economic Dynamics, in Emerging Urban Centres for Poverty Reduction

Research project Since 2000s there has been a growing concern in issues of urbanization and urban poverty. The focus has been on rapid urbanization from rural - urban migration and resulting urban poverty. This extension phase is necessary to inform policy as well as ... Mid-term report: Data collected from all four sites were discussed during a partnership meeting in Morogoro. Data files were shared and guided subsequent studies. Both institutional and non-institutional factors contribute into the timeframe for ...
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Organic Cotton for Employment, Growth and Environment?

Research project We will assess the potential of organic cotton production to improve the livelihoods of millions of poor households in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). These households depend on production, trading, or processing of cotton but are at risk of losing their m ... Midterm report 2019: Our results show that organic and other more sustainable ways of cotton production can also increase the income of smallholder farmers. In spite of lower yields in organic farming, switching to organic farming does not co ...
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Ground Water Development and Sustainable Agriculture

Research project This project will strengthen research capacity in Ghana on hydrogeological research and develop an improved understanding of the groundwater resources in the White Volta Basin in Northern Ghana. A groundwater flow model will be developed to support q ... Midterm report : Progress made: 1. 4 PhD students are being trained by the project; 3 have submitted their theses and have now passed their respective vivas; the fourth will submit by the end of October 2020. A stable isotope analyzer, a fie ...
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Socio-economic Benefits of Ecological Infrastructure

Research project The overall objective is to develop an evidence-based integrated framework and prototype “investment case” for strengthening water-related Ecological Infrastructure (EI). The project will generate new knowledge by combining livelihoods and value chai ... Midterm report SEBEI aims to assess and connect hydrological and societal benefits of maintaining and restoring nature’s own environmental services to mankind, i.e. strengthening the Ecological Infrastructure. This is needed in order to ensure qua ...
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