Water management and sanitation

Building climate-resilience into basin water management

Project summary 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 (WR ...

Agricultural Investors as Development Actors? (AIDA)

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 2018: AIDA has established an overview of Danish agricultural investments in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and the associated investors. Close to 100 investments, involving more than 150 Danish investors, have been identified. On this ...

Pathways to water resilient South African cities

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 transit ...

Satellite EO for Flood and Drought Forecasting in China

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 tempora ...

Port Efficiency and Public Private Capacity (PEPP)

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 ...

Enhancing Sustainable Groundwater Use in South Africa

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 e ... First-year report: (1) To improve the understanding of the hydrogeological conditions in typical geological settings and farming communities in SA, exemplified by the Hout/Sand river catchment in Limpopo Province.
(2) To develop an int ...

Evaluation of Resource recovery Alternatives in South African water (ERASE)

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 ...

Managed Aquifer Recharge in the North China Plain

The long term objective of the project is to prepare experts and water managers in China with the best possible knowledge base in order to make informed decisions on large scale MAR implementation in the North China Plain (NCP) as a tool for allevia ... First-year report: WP1: Most work in WP1 on regional scale modelling has focused on the use of satellite remote sensing techniques to estimate the actual evapotranspiration in the NCP. This has resulted in a unique gridded dataset on monthly ...

Ground Water Development and Sustainable Agriculture

This project will strengthen research capacity in Ghana on hydrogeological research and develop an improved understanding of the groundwater resources in the White Volta Basin in Northern Ghana. A groundwater flow model will be developed to support ... Midterm report 2017: Four PhD students have been recruited and are jointly supervised by Northern and Southern Researchers; A conceptual framework of the hydrogeology has been developed and a 3D steady state model has been developed based on ...

Socio-economic Benefits of Ecological Infrastructure

The overall objective is to develop an evidence-based integrated framework and prototype “investment case” for strengthening water-related Ecological Infrastructure (EI). The project will generate new knowledge by combining livelihoods and value cha ... First-year report: The project is on track (in terms of anticipated milestones and outputs) with some WP’s experiencing slight delays and others being ahead of schedule. The delays are primarily due to the challenges in filling one of the pos ...

Mobility Grant of Ms Amber Abrams

The Heritage and the Anthropocene (HATA) project was conceived largely in response to the Cape Town water crisis. Pressing issues HATA will research include: people’s relationships to place and history when the environment no longer reliably provide ...

Combating Cholera Caused by Climate Change in Bangladesh

Bangladesh (Bg) is one of the most hazard prone countries in the world and is expected to be one of the worst affected by Climate Change (CC). Every year, extreme weather events such as flooding, droughts and cyclones have devastating effects, also ... Midterm report 2016: The study has not found the connection between climate change and cholera and will most likely not do so.

But the C5 study has opened the cholera research field in a new direction by focusing on the househo ...

Water resilient green cities for Africa

The urban population in Africa will triple to 1.2 billion by 2050 and cause massive challenges for the management of urban areas (UN-Habitat, 2010). The water challenge is exacerbated by climate change which will increase flood and drought risks and ... Project completion report: The project explored options and barriers for water resilience by using urban green infrastructure as a climate change adaptation stragey (LSM) in Addis Ababa and Dar es Salaam. In the first year the project team se ...

Impacts of climate change and adapting bio-security measures for aquaculture in northern Viet Nam (ICA)

The project "Impacts of climate change and adapting bio-security measures for aquaculture in northern Viet Nam" is proposed to the Danish government for funding and scheduled to be implemented from April 2011 to April 2014. The main objectives of th ... Project completion report: - Aquaculture maps of 13 provinces in Northern Vietnam. Aquaculture maps with scale of
1:5000 of shrimp areas in Quynh Luu, Nghe An and marine fish farms in Cat Ba, Hai Phong.
- GIS model to assess the ...

Safe Water for Food (SaWaFo)

Production of foods requires water and climate changes will further aggrevate the problems with limited fresh water resources in many African countries. Agriculture in the future will depend on the use of low quality water for irrigation, in particu ... Project Completion Report: The project had a total of seven objectives. Output of the research were student thesis and publications. The outcomes are likely to include improved agricultural practices and formulation of policy to ensure the pr ...

Innovative Cleaning Technologies for Production of Drinking Water during Flooding Episodes (A-WATER)

Clean freshwater is a resource indispensable to all life and it is needed in large quantities for almost any human activity. Climate, freshwater, biophysical and socio-economic systems are interconnected in complex ways, so a change in one of these ... Project Completion Report The obtained results in this project contributed the prediction and assessment tool that supports the decision of Vietnamese authorities in flood control. The environmental and health sector in Vietnam is highly inte ...

Sustainable Latrine Services for the Urban Poor in Ghana (SUSA)

Ghana is in the midst of rapid, unplanned urbanization fuelled by migration caused by declining rural agricultural productivity, lack of employment opportunities and effects of climate change. Close to 50% of Ghana’s 23 million residents currently l ... Completion Report: At the time of application and approval of the SUSA project, “outcomes” were not articulated as part of a log frame etc.

Objective 1: To conduct a project needs assessment and conduct training sessions.
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Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources and Agriculture – and Adaptation Strategies in Tanzania (CLIVET)

Objectives: The overall objective is to contribute to the knowledge and capabilities of Tanzania to encounter the impacts of climate change and to develop best strategies to adapt to these changes, particularly as they relate to water resources and ... Completion Report - Summary:

2014 has had two main activities: The Final International conference held in Sept. 2014 in Dar es Salaam, with participation of app. 50 invitational scientists. The submission of the 3 PhD thesis's, whic ...

Sanitary Aspects of Drinking Water and Wastewater Reuse in Vietnam – SANIVAT

The project "Water supply, sanitation, hygiene promotion and
health in Vietnam" (SANIVAT) has as its longterm objective to improve health and living conditions of the rural poor including ethnic minorities through the provision of clean water ... Completion Report: Impact and policy changes
- During SANIVAT a total of 5 PhD and 2 MSc fellows have conducted their study programs. More than 10 peer-reviewed articles have been published, and numerous presentations to a wide rang ...

Fish borne Zoonotic Parasites in Vietnam

In the second phase (2007-2011) of the research capacity building project “Fishborne Zoonotic Parasites (FIBOZOPA) activities in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos will be implemented that: a) build the capacity needed for risk assessment and integrated con ... Project Completion Report: The development of the aquaculture sector in Vietnam has been a success story in terms of increase in production volume as well as value. Ensuring a safe and high quality product from aquaculture to the consumer, bo ...

Arsenic contamination of groundwater in the Red River Delta in Vietnam, VietAs Phase II

The use of groundwater for drinking water has been promoted by DANIDA and other aid organisations in both Vietnam and Bangladesh. Unfortunately it was discovered that the groundwater in these countries may contain far too much arsenic, leading to ma ... Project Completion Report: The overall objective of the VietAs project has been to strengthen the research capacity in water resources planning and management in Vietnam. Project partners have been: Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Han ...

Real-time hydro-economic modeling for water resources management in the Zambezi River Basin

The Zambezi River basin is the largest river basin in Southern Africa and it is one of the main water resources in the continent providing water for human consumption, irrigation of crops as well as hydropower and is shared between eight countries i ... Project Completion Report: Hydrological models are representations of the hydrologic cycle and are used to estimate river discharge based on meteorological inputs. They are widely used for varied applications including reservoir management, f ...

Impacts of Climate Change on Land Use Change in the Red River Delta and its Community Livelihood Change

In a context where Vietnam is considered as one of the most potentially affected by climate change, our project aims to understand the relation between climate change and its impacts to livelihood change of rural community in the Red River Delta (RR ... For climate change modelling,4 Regional Climate Models have been used for dynamically downscaling different Global Climate Models outputs: RegCM3, MM5, REMO and CCAM and these outpus are cross-compared to 20-km resolution product from the MRI/JMAJap ...

Metal Accumulation and Food Safety in waste water-fed Aquatic Production Systems in Cambodia and Vietnam

Untreated wastewater is used for irrigation of aquatic food production systems in areas surrounding the major cities in Southeast Asia. This has given rise to a concern that toxic metals could accumulate in foods produced near Hanoi and Phnom Penh. ...

Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources and Agriculture – and Adaptation Strategies in Tanzania (CLIVET)

Objectives: The overall objective is to contribute to the knowledge and capabilities of Tanzania to encounter the impacts of climate change and to develop best strategies to adapt to these changes, particularly as they relate to water resources and ...