Aquatic environment and resources

Building climate-resilience into basin water management

Project summary Anthropogenic activities including illegal and uncontrolled mining and logging have seriously degraded the landscapes of many river basins in West Africa posing significant challenges to sustainable water resources management (WR ...

Increasing the Productivity of Ghanian Aquaculture

Project Summary Aquaculture continues to be an important sector in the Ghanaian economic development agenda. Increased aquaculture production is the government’s strategy to bridge the 500,000 tonne fish deficit currently met through imports (ov ... First year report Ingredients for feed analyzed for nutritional profile; popcorn as floating agent has been prepared in 3 particle sizes (300, 600, 1200µm) and used to prepare 15 diets at inclusions (0, 2.5, 5, 7.5 and 10%). Diets being screen ...

Building Resilience of Lake Bosumtwi to Climate Change (RELAB)

Climate change is altering lake ecosystem functions and affecting livelihoods of rural communities dependent on the ecological services of climate-sensitive waterbodies. Anthropogenic pressures may undermine ecosystem resilience and amplify human vul ... First-year report: Successful monitoring of climate, lake physics, chemistry and primary productivity of lake Bosumtwi with state-of-the-art equipment have yielded high-resolution data which indicates persistent stratification and incomplete mix ...

Xenobiotics and heavy metals in Ghana

The project addresses dispersal and effects of heavy metals and xenobiotic substances in the Ghanaian environment, primarily from rapidly increasing activities in informal economic sectors like artisanal mining (ASM) and management of waste electron ... Midterm report: The background concentrations of mercury in soil across the entire country have been obtained. Mercury concentration of soil from two of the local areas have also been determined. The results indicate that there is widespread ...

Projections of climate change effects on Lake Tanganyika (CLEAT)

Lake Tanganyika is an important ecosystem in eastern Africa, which historically has supported one of the world’s most productive freshwater fisheries. However, stocks of important commercial fish have decreased significantly. Scientific evidence sug ... Midterm report 2017: Since 2015 monthly sampling of water quality data has been done along with training of TAFIRI staff and Ph.D. students in the use of field and laboratory equipment. Operating procedures has been documentation. In 2016, a ...

Ground Water Development and Sustainable Agriculture

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 ... Midterm report 2017: Four PhD students have been recruited and are jointly supervised by Northern and Southern Researchers; A conceptual framework of the hydrogeology has been developed and a 3D steady state model has been developed based on ...
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