Aquatic environment and resources

Climate-resilient aquatic food systems for healthy lives of young women and girls in Bangladesh (AQUAFOOD)

Research project All commitments are on the condition of the Danish Parliament’s approval of adequate funds for development research in the upcoming 2023 Finance Bill. Final grant amount TBA. Sustainable management of aquatic foods is essential, in order to s ...
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Environmentally and economically sustainable water treatment system for post-mining waste

Research project The environment and water resources in South Africa (SA) are negatively impacted by mining activities. This project creates a research opportunity for treating acid mine drainage (AMD), a type of mining effluent, in an environmentally and socioeconom ...
Period: 2022-04-1 to 2025-03-31 Countries: South Africa Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: Stellenbosch University (SU), South Africa University of Witwatersrand (WITS), South Africa Project code: 21-M10-KU Total grant: 4,985,766 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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Hotspot of multiple stressors (HOTSPOT2)

Research project The Gulf of Guinea suffers from activities including intense shipping, offshore oil exploration, discharge from mining and industry, infrastructure projects such as port expansions, and sewage from coastal communities. These create a hotspot of envir ...
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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 ... First year report Managed aquifer recharge (MAR), the purposeful recharge of water to aquifers for subsequent recovery, is used globally to replenish over-exploited groundwater resources. The primary aim of MARSA is to develop technologies that al ...
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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 ... Midterm report Over the past 3 years, the project has made significant progress in all the key research areas of climate, hydrology, ecosystem valuation, water system optimization and water governance. Comprehensive literature reviews on water gov ...
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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 2023-12-31 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 2023-06-30 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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