Water management and sanitation

Climate Change, Migration, Health and Hygiene – Adapting to a WATer-SCARCE future WatScarce

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. The UN estimates that by 2025, 1.8 billion people will live in plac ...
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Collaboration on Nature-based Solutions for Sustainable Cities (CONSUS)

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. Objectives and results Competition for space is becoming intense i ...
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Pathways to water resilient South African cities (PaWS) 2.0 – Harnessing blue-green infrastructure to achieve water sensitive futures

Research project The overall aim of this project is to identify opportunities for, and generate knowledge on, the functioning of a network of stormwater infrastructure within a city; and how it can be designed, expanded and aggregated in collaboration with key local, ...
Period: 2022-11-1 to 2025-10-31 Countries: South Africa Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa Project code: 21-M01-KU Total grant: 4,999,591 DKK
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SWASH: Sustainable Wastewater Systems for Ghana

Research project SWASH (Sustainable Wastewater Systems for Ghana) delivers new research knowledge and capacity strengthening for Ghanaian institutions to achieve water sustainability. The 3 year project undertakes extensive fieldwork in the rapidly growing coastal ci ...
Period: 2022-10-1 to 2025-09-30 Countries: Ghana Lead institution: Roskilde University (RUC), Denmark Partner institutions: University of Ghana (UG), Ghana Project code: 21-M02-RUC Total grant: 4,983,065 DKK
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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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Enhancing Sustainable Groundwater Use in South Africa – ESGUSA-2

Research project Much of Southern Africa is semi-arid, subject to low (400-650 mm/year) and erratic rainfall, implying severe challenges in providing growing populations with sustainable water supplies for domestic, agricultural and industrial uses. The situation is ...
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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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