Aquatic environment and resources

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 ...
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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 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 ...
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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 ... 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 ...
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Building Stronger Universities III – SUZA

Research project Thematic focus areas: 1. Environmental public health
2. Marine ecosystem health and services
3. Cross Cutting (ICT equipment, library, financial management, strategy/synergies)
Period: 2017-09-30 to 2021-09-29 Countries: Tanzania Lead institutions: Aarhus University (AU), Denmark Flemming Konradsen, University of Copenhagen (KU) (Danish anchor person), Denmark State University of Zanzibar (SUZA), Tanzania Project code: BSU3-SUZA Total grant: 13,000,000 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 i ...
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Projections of climate change effects on Lake Tanganyika (CLEAT)

Research project 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 sugg ... Midterm report: During the last two years CLEAT partners have gained a much deeper understanding of interactions between human and natural conditions affecting the functioning and fisheries of Lake Tanganyika. Emphasis has been on strengthened ...
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