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 2018: AIDA has established an overview of Danish agricultural investments in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and the associated investors. Close to 100 investments, involving more than 150 Danish investors, have been identified. On this ...
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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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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 ... Midterm report 2017: We have collected experimental data on yields, environmental impacts and profitability of different cotton production methods and the results are analysed in several working papers in preparation for publication in scient ...
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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 the and field pickup have been procured to boost research capacity. 2. This is an ongoing process and the project t ...
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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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Sustainable Value-Chains: Aquaponics in Colombia

Research project Aquaculture is a promising sector to support livelihoods in decades long conflict-stricken Caquetá, in the Amazonian bioregion of Southern Colombia. Currently, aquaculture takes place moderately with over 400 small-scale farmers. Conservation of wate ... Midterm report Fish and plant species for aquaculture and hydroponics systems identified. Nitrogen and phosphorous excretion in relation to diet composition determined for pacu. Removal rates of aquaponics system determined. Surveys completed, dat ...
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