Plastic waste “crisis” partly contributed to June 3 disaster – Report

Plastic waste partly contributed to June 3 disaster The Report of the June 3 Committee set up to investigate the cause of the 2015 flood and fire disaster has revealed plastic waste in Accra contributed to the tragedy. The report said the country’s plastic waste situation had reached a “crisis…

Experts discuss ways to deal with rising water pollution

  The first ever ‘science café’, which provided the platform for environmentalists, sociologists and research scientists to discuss effective ways to deal with the growing water pollution has ended in Kumasi. It was organized by the College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in response to…

Minister urges students of hygiene to see waste as wealth

Mr Michael Yaw Gyato, the Deputy Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources has urged students of School of Hygiene, Korle-Bu, to be creative and take advantage of waste in the country to create wealth. He said it was imperative for the students to inculcate the habit of entrepreneurial skills in…

Water company considers shutting Barekese and Owabi dams
  The Ghana Water Company is considering a shutdown of its operations at the Barekese and Owabi dams in the Ashanti region if pollution of the water bodies serving the plants is not halted. Managers say the cost of water treatment has become expensive as land reserves around the... Read more
Kofi Annan writes: Delivering water, food and energy security for all
Former UN Chief, Kofi Annan This article was given as a speech by Mr Kofi Annan on 7 September 2017 at the ‘Making Waves’ conference in Afsluitdijk, the Netherlands. I can’t think of a more symbolic and inspirational location to promote innovative solutions around water, food and energy than the iconic... Read more
Timeabu residents battle with acute water shortage due to galamsey
Residents at Timeabu in the Ejisu-Juabeng Municipality of the Ashanti Region have been hit with an acute water crisis as result of illegal mining activities in the area. The only source of drinking water, ‘Banko’ Stream, has been polluted while the two bore-holes in the community are also faulty.... Read more
Liberia shuts down bottled water companies
The authorities in Liberia have closed down more than 50 companies selling drinking water in bottles and plastic sachets. The public health authority said the water was not fit for human consumption. It said some of the companies claimed to be producing mineral water when it was nothing of... Read more
Ban Plastic straws and bottled water, adopt bamboo and paper
Executive directors and Ambassadors of drink safety water, are calling on various districts and municipal Assemblies  to immediately ban plastic straws and bottled water in the country due to its non biodegradable properties.   According to Mr. Issaka Amon Kotei, who is a local government expert and Drink Safety... Read more
Residents of Yaw Adipa get potable water
Y. Konnor drinking fresh water from the borehole, while Mr Mahesh Mahtani and others look on  The residents of Yaw Adipa, a farming community near Nsawam in the Eastern Region, can now boast of potable water after they were provided with a borehole by Hyundai Motors and Investment (Ghana)... Read more
Kpone Barrier: Residents want buildings on water ways demolished
Residents of Kpone barrier in the Greater Accra Region have called on Kpone Katanmanso District Assembly to demolish all buildings sited in water courses to prevent perennial flooding. According to them, the Assembly had slept on its responsibilities for far too long resulting in a situation where individuals take... Read more
Water shortages kill twelve million people annually
  Findings by the United Nation’s (UN’s) Convention to Combat Desertification indicates that twelve million people die annually due to water shortages or contaminated drinking water. The findings also revealed that the world’s drinking water supplies have fallen by almost two thirds since 1950 while desertification is threatening the... Read more
Plan Int. Ghana provides two  rural communities potable water
Plan International Ghana has provided potable drinking water to two rural communities to mitigate water stress bane in the communities. The beneficial communities are; Mintakrom and Amahi-Nkwanta both is Akuapem North Municipality of the Eastern region . Commissioning the Mechanised borehole Projects Friday, the Eastern Program Unit Manager of Plan... Read more
FAO releases new tool to track water productivity in agriculture   
Organisation (FAO), has released a new tool that offers water-scarce countries and river basins a way to boost productivity, by measuring how the resource is efficiently used in agriculture. The WaPOR open-access database has gone live, tapping satellite data to help farmers achieve more reliable agricultural yields and allowing... Read more