Past events

Past events

Find articles, programmes, presentations and other issues from past events in the water and sanitation sector in Ghana.

Water Resources Commission recieves 1.3 million support for dam safety

Agona Swedru, July 26, GNA -The Norwegian Government has released 1.3 million dollars to Water Resources Commission (WRC) to support the establishment of a National Dam Safety Unit to regulate and ensure the proper utilization of water.

Ghana's President passes on

The President of the Republic of Ghana, Prof. John Evans Atta Mills has passed on at age 68 in Accra.

9 confirmed dead in cholera outbreak at Atebubu

At least nine people are confirmed dead in a cholera outbreak at Atebubu in Brong Ahafo Region in just a week with several others infected

Yarigabiisi and Zuarungu gets potable water

Mr. Mark Woyongo, Upper East Regional Minister on Monday said a three- kilometre borehole mechanisation project under ‘Water for Life’ is under construction in Zuarungu and Yarigabiisi in the Region

Climate Change Conference opens in Accra

A three-day International Climate Change and Population Conference on Africa was on Monday opened in Accra.

Government develops new policy to conserve water bodies – Minister

The Water Resources Commission has developed a Riparian Buffer Zone policy to develop and maintain buffers to conserve water bodies, Mr Enoch Teye Mensah, Minster of Water Resources, Works and Housing announced in Accra on Tuesday

Mole 23 to tackle financing in WASH sevice delivery in Ghana

The 23rd edition of the longest running annual Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector event in Ghana, the Mole Conference is scheduled to take place at Modern City hotel in the Northern Region of Ghana from August 7 - 11, 2012 on theme, Financing WASH service delivery; Past, Current and vision for the future ". The discussions will be led by the  Ministry of finance who will give  over view of the trends in financing WASH in Ghana.

World Bank Group support to promote growth and overcome poverty in developing countries hits nearly $53 billion in 2012

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2012 The World Bank Group committed $52.6 billion in loans, grants, equity investments, and guarantees to help promote economic growth, overcome poverty, and promote economic enterprise in developing countries during fiscal year 2012, which ends on June 30.

Meetings upon meetings in Ghana's WASH sector: a result of inadequate capacities

A Director and senior engineer at the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA), Ms Charlotte Engman has attributed most endless meetings in the sector to inadequate capacities needed for some specific works to be done. She deemed this a serious threat to the general work output of the sector if a critical attention is not given to it. She said, there are a lot of officers in the various parts of the sector who may not possess the needed capacities/qualification in the performance of their duties.

Understanding the Technology Assessment Framework (TAF)

“Let’s invite WASHTECH to apply the TAF tool on this Household Water Treatment and Storage(HWTS) technology (communities choices system)  to determine whether it needs to be scaled up” This came up at the 26th edition of the National Learning Alliance Platform meeting, which recently took place in Accra on theme,Household Water Treatment and Storage Strategy in Ghana.