Water management and sanitation

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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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 2019: Data obtained from the questionnaire survey, involving interviews with 400 respondents from each of the 6 research locations, i.e. a total of 2,400 respondents, has been entered into two databases. These databases have been ...
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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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Satellite EO for Flood and Drought Forecasting in China

Research project This project aims to exploit innovative satellite earth observation data products for operational flood and drought forecasting in China. The EU Copernicus programme and related satellite missions (NASA GRACE, GRACE-FO) provide spatially and temporal ... First year report Developed a workflow to extract surface water extent from synthetic aperture radar and optical images; to be applied at the national scale for China at 10 m spatial resolution. Developed a workflow for 1-k ...
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Port Efficiency and Public Private Capacity (PEPP)

Research project PEPP aims to map and improve approaches to CD for the maritime sector in Ghana in order to enhance the potential of the maritime sector to drive Ghana’s economic growth in a sustainable manner. PEPP focuses on implicit and explicit alliances between ... First year report During the first year, we have primarily focused on concrete outputs such as conference participation (EURAM, ECAS, EJARN, and NorDev) to have our initial findings discussed among peers, one stakeholder meeting and two internatio ...
Period: 2019-01-16 to 2022-01-15 Countries: Ghana Lead institution: Aarhus University (AU), Denmark Partner institutions: University of Ghana (UG), Ghana Project code: 18-M02-AU Total grant: 4,997,029 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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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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Evaluation of Resource recovery Alternatives in South African water (ERASE)

Research project Resource recovery from wastewater is a rapidly emerging research area, promoting the development of several technologies that hold the promise to increase the sustainability of process operation in water treatment systems. Different types of organic ... First year report We have accomplished to develop a model library (implemented in a software prototype) focused on extracting valuable compounds from wastewaster (freely distributed) These tools will show to South African environmental engineers t ...
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