Aquatic environment and resources

Water For Afghanistan

Research project Water For Afghanistan addresses the basic needs of some of the most fragile communities on Earth. Afghanistan suffers from an arid climate and poor understanding of water availability. Where water is available, it is often polluted, muddy or saline ...
Period: 2021-03-1 to 2026-02-28 Countries: Afghanistan Lead institution: Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark Partner institutions: Kabul Polytechnic University (KPU), Afghanistan Danish Committee for Aid to Afghan Refugees (DACAAR), Denmark Project code: 20-02-DTU Total grant: 11,911,811 DKK
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Coastal Community Resilience to Climate and Diarrhoea

Research project Global climate change will impact human health in various ways, including increasing the occurrence of waterborne enteric diseases such as diarrhoea, especially in poor and vulnerable communities that have low adaptive capacity. The relationship betw ... First year report: The Project seeks to: •Understand how climatic and non-climatic determinants of diarrhoea impact transmission. •Assess community and local governance systems that address climate related extreme events and disease outbreaks. ...
Period: 2020-03-2 to 2025-03-3 Countries: Ghana Lead institution: University of Ghana (UG), Ghana Partner institutions: Aarhus University (AU), Denmark People´s Dialogue on Human Settlements (PD), Ghana Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Ghana Project code: 19-10-GHA Total grant: 11,969,990 DKK
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Managed aquifer recharge in South Africa (MARSA)

Research project Existing freshwater resources are threatened by overexploitation due to population growth, urbanisation, and climate change and many regions experience water shortage. South Africa is a water-scarce country and during the 2017-19 Southern African dro ...
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Building climate-resilience into basin water management

Research project 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 (WRM). Climate change (C ... First-year report: The project has started reviewing past work on climate analysis, hydrology, groundwater, land-use/-cover, economic valuation of ecosystem services, water resources governance and climate change policies in Ghana, with special foc ...
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Increasing the Productivity of Ghanian Aquaculture

Research project 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 (over US$ 200 million an ... Midterm report: A new trial is underway with 3 carbohydrate sources (rice, maize, and wheat brans) at 20% inclusion level to ascertain their effect on floatability. The source with the best floatability will be tried at different inclusions for op ...
Period: 2019-03-1 to 2023-02-28 Countries: Ghana Lead institution: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana Partner institutions: Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark Project code: 18-16-GHA Total grant: 6,000,000 DKK
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Building Resilience of Lake Bosumtwi to Climate Change (RELAB)

Research project 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 ... Midterm report: Lake Bosumtwi is the only natural lake in Ghana, and is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for its natural and cultural significance. Climate warming is influencing the lake, which may undermine its ecological and socioe ...
Period: 2018-01-1 to 2022-12-31 Countries: Ghana Lead institution: University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), Ghana Partner institutions: Aarhus University (AU), Denmark Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Germany University of Ghana (UG), Ghana Project code: 18-02-GHA Total grant: 9,959,973 DKK
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Xenobiotics and heavy metals in Ghana

Research project 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 electroni ... Midterm report: Analysis of country-scale samples is complete (output 1, outcome 3). It seems likely that soil concentrations have increased significantly in mining communities in Ghana (output 2). We found severe mercury pollution localized in ...
Period: 2021-02-1 to 2022-09-15 Countries: Ghana Lead institution: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana Partner institutions: Water Research Institute (WRI), Ghana Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMet), Ghana Aarhus University (AU), Denmark Project code: 16-P03-GHA Total grant: 6,987,548 DKK
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Building Stronger Universities II – SUZA

Research project Objective: The overall objective of this partnership under BSU II is to enhance SUZA’s capacity in terms of research expertise and support systems and facilities to conduct quality research of direct relevance to the needs of Zanzibar society as ...
Period: 2014-10-31 to 2021-12-31 Countries: Tanzania Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: State University of Zanzibar (SUZA), Tanzania Aarhus University (AU), Denmark Project code: BSU2-SUZA Total grant: 7,997,602 DKK
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