The ruling government has promised to construct dams per every farming community in the Northern part of Ghana to provide impetus to irrigation farming for food security and poverty reduction.
The Water Research Institute (WRI) is one of the 13 institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) with mandate to conduct research into water and related resources. WRI generates and provides scientific information, strategies and services toward the rational development, utilization and management of the water resources of Ghana in support of the socio–economic advancement of the country, especially in the agriculture, health, industry, energy, transportation, education and tourism sectors.
This means ,the Institute has a crucial role to play in the implementation of the Project hence the scheduled meeting to deliberate on best practices in implementation of the Project to ensure it does not adversely affect the environment in any way.
Other issues expected to be tabled for discussion by Senior Researchers of the Institute are “Development of Criteria to select mini hydro technology and to conduct Pre -feasibility studies for a selected site in Ghana,Water Infrastructure Solution from ecosystem services and its underpinning climate Resilience Policy .Also for presentation and deliberation are topics such as ” Improving irrigation efficiency through the use of ICT tools, Improving Livelihoods through water conservation for Agriculture and Water Allocation Modelling in the Volta Basin”