Russia finds 1,000-times normal level of radioactive isotope after nuclear incident claims

Russia’s meteorological service said on Tuesday it had measured pollution of a radioactive isotope at nearly 1,000 times normal levels in the Ural mountains, the first official Russian data supporting reports that a nuclear incident had taken place. The data appears to back up a report by the French nuclear…

At least 15 states join global alliance to phase out coal by 2030

 At least 15 countries have joined an international alliance to phase out coal from power generation before 2030, delegates at U.N. climate talks in Bonn said on Thursday. Britain, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Belgium, Switzerland, New Zealand, Ethiopia, Mexico and the Marshall Islands have joined the…

Sanitation Marshals to be appointed as Akufo-Addo launches new sanitation campaign

President Nana Akufo-Addo has launched the National Sanitation Campaign vowing to ensure it does not become a nine-day wonder. Joined by former President Jerry Rawlings at the launch at the Banquet Hall of the State House Monday, the president outlined components of the campaign including an introduction of automated sweepers. The…

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
Sweden base organization to build capacity of communities to protect Water Bodies in Ghana
  Six communities in the Eastern Region of Ghana are to benefit from a capacity building  geared towards protection of Water bodies through a program dubbed  ’Ghana Drink Safety Water Project (GDSWAP),expected to be rolled out by Kingdom 1st Group, a Sweden base organization. A Senior Consultant to Kingdom... Read more
Gov’t to solve Yendi water crisis – Bawumia
Government has promised to allocate three million Dollars for the Yendi water expansion project.Vice President, Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia made this known at the Dagbon Regent, Kampakuya-Naa Yakubu Abdulai Andani’s palace in Yendi. He said government was much concerned about the Yendi perennial water crisis, hence the move to... Read more
  Feed Without Destroye (ANSD) and the Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organisational Development (CIKOD) are jointly implementing a project to improve access to water and sanitation facilities among selected communities in Eastern Burkina Faso and Northern Ghana. The project, dubbed “Strengthening Resilience through Improving Access to Water in... Read more
60% of Ghana’s water bodies polluted – Water Resources Commission
About 60 per cent of Ghana’s water bodies are polluted, with many in critical condition, the Water Resources Commission (WRC) has said. Mr. Ben Ampomah, Executive Secretary of the Commission at a workshop in Ho, said the polluted water bodies were mostly in the south-western parts of the country,... Read more
Addis Ababa — The 6th World Hydropower Congress (WHC), a multi-stakeholder forum bringing together leaders and specialists with hydropower-related responsibilities from government, industry, finance, United Nations agencies, academia and civil society, continued in Addis Ababa Thursday with Senior Expert in the ECA’s African Climate Policy Centre, Linus Mofor, delivering... Read more
View of the Polar ice rim in 2009. UN Photo/Mark Garten (file) Strengthening weather and climate services to protect lives, property and the economy from increasingly extreme and unusual weather is among the pressing issues being discussed at the annual session of the United Nations weather agency’s coordinating body,... Read more
Water Research Institute calls for legalization of galamsey
The Water Research Institute (WRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) says government will be effective at monitoring activities of small scale miners if it legalizes galamsey. The Institute said the degeneration of illegal mining in the country is a function of the absence of effective... Read more