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…

Make aggressive push towards water harvesting techniques
  A soil scientist has called for aggressive promotion of simple water harvesting techniques for all year round farming, to aid the success of the “Planting for food and jobs” programme. Dr. Francis Tetteh, Head of the Soil Research Institute’s (SRI) Analytical Services Laboratory, said this was the way... Read more
Lands Minister destroys sachet water belonging to illegal miners
The Lands Minister has destroyed bags of sachet of water belonging to some illegal miners at Tumentu in the Western Region. The minister and a media entourage found a metal cage where bags of satchet water was stored while the miners destroyed water sources of the local community. John... Read more
Silent disaster…a village in Kumbungu drink this water
This photo story highlights a major challenge that villagers in Vogu Gundaa in the Kumbungu constituency in the Northern region have faced for years – the lack of clean water for household use and farming. The poor villagers are compelled to use the polluted water on daily basis, making the... Read more
UNESCO calls for innovation for water security
  The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has called for the harnessing of the contributions of science and innovation for water security. Mr Tirso Dos Santos, the Head and Representative of UNESCO to Ghana, said the organisation was ready to support the process and to undertake... Read more
GAMA project will improve water supply
  The residents of the La-Nkwantanang Madina Municipality have been urged to embrace the half-price toilet facility being provided by the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area-Sanitation Water Project (GAMA-SWP), to stem open defecation. Apart from stemming open defecation, the project would also improve water supply to households which would go... Read more
Senior Programmes Officer of NUFFIC Lauds UCC for Promoting Water and Sanitation
A Senior Programmes Officer of Nuffic, Mrs. Marieke Nieuwendijk, has commended UCC’s commitment towards promoting Water and Sanitation as an academic programme in the University. She lauded the University for implementing new teaching methods, developing new curricula and embarking on staff development to strengthen the University’s capacity to offer... Read more
Yendi Water  crisis worsened Tankers deployed to save lives
The  Water Scarcity that has hit Yendi and its environs in the Northern Region of Ghana has worsened creating a near disaster situation in the area. Reports suggests that,Water Tanker Vehicles have been deployed to the Yendi township, the second largest town in the Northern region , 91km from... Read more
Africa: ‘Radical’ Increases Needed in Water and Sanitation Systems to Meet Global Development Targets – UN Report
   As almost two billion people around the world rely on sources of drinking-water contaminated with faeces, the United Nations has called on countries to “radically” increase investments in water and sanitation infrastructure not only to protect their populations from deadly diseases but also to ensure that they are... Read more
WaterAid to improve water systems for institutions, communities
  Water systems of nine schools, two health centres and 10 communities in five districts of the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions are to be rehabilitated and enhanced into solar mechanized systems to better serve the people. Institutional latrines will also be built for the schools in... Read more
Ghana to turn water reservoirs into security zone areas
The Executive Secretary of the Water Resources Commission (WRC), Mr Ben Ampomah has said Ghana is in the process of turning all water reservoirs into security zones. He said this was necessary as it would help safeguard the provision of quality treated water for the people. A statement issued... Read more