An initiative to improve the uptake of technologies that will improve the storage and use of water is underway in Burkina Faso, Ghana and Uganda. The three-year project, which is named WASHTEC, hopes to make use of a technology assessment framework (TAF) that will be developed in 2011 to assess water technologies available in Burkina Faso, Ghana and Uganda.“The TAF will be an integrated diagnostic and evaluating tool. As a whole the framework gives a picture of what elements are weakening sustainability for newly introduced technologies and an objective view of the suitability of each in given contexts.”
The World Bank sanitation team is organizing a two day sanitation workshop 15th to 16 February, to look at options and way forward to improve and expand sanitation mainly liquid waste management in the Greater Accra. The objective of the workshop is to study current sanitation situation, identify the studies or interventions ongoing or planned. The participants will discuss a number of technical and institutional options to develop a realistic roadmap to improving and expanding the services
The Ashiaman farmers are to use 4 bio gas digesters connected to a 2 stance water closet toilet to generate biogas and organic fertilizer. The 8 m3 capacity digester has a 20-24 hr retention time for the raw materials will be connected to a mixer which is a lager tank where animal waste and human waste will be mixed and harmonized to optimize bio-gas production.
Pakro Community in the Akwapim South District of the Eastern Region has benefited from a US $65,000 water facility, dubbed, Pakro Community Water Health Centre. The water facility has been jointly funded by Coca Cola Africa Foundation and Water Health International.
The 13th edition of the National Level Learning Alliance Platform (NLLAP), a monthly multi-stakeholder WASH sector platform, hosted the WASHCost Ghana project on the theme, Life-Cycle Cost Approach (LCCA) in the WASH sector in Ghana.
The Resource Centre Network Ghana (RCNG), in collaboration with MWRWH, will hold a learning and sharing meeting on the theme, Life-Cycle Cost Approach (LCCA) to WASH service delivery in Ghana. The WASHCost project leads the discussion with the objective of sharing key highlights of recent research findings and discussing the next steps. At 9:00 am prompt Thursday, 27th January, 2011, Coconut Grove Regency Hotel, Accra
The Public Utilities and Regulatory Commission (PURC) has asked the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) and Aqua Vitens Rand (AVRL) to provide the public adequate notice of its water rationing programme. They must also ensure that the rationing programme, especially in the dry season is reliable and effective to mitigate consumers' hardship.
Ninety-one per cent of all dwellings in the national capital Accra are without private places of convenience, according to the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA). Publised by the Daily Graphic, a local Newspaper in Ghana.
WaterAid in West Africa and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) have formed a partnership to support a regional network of journalists across West Africa. The aim is to increase citizens' voice in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and ensuring region-wide impact on influencing.