Ghana, like the entire African continent, is affected by climate change. Temperatures in Ghana are expected to continue rising in the future, rainfall in the rainy season and drought in the dry season will increase and cause socio-economic damage. Ghana in general, but especially the northern savannah region, is at high risk of flooding, drought and bush fires. The urban regions, including the capital Accra located in the south of the country, are increasingly affected by heavy rainfall.

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  • 13.09.2021 – Installation of low-budget weather stations in the stream Haarbach
    In August 2021, weather stations developed within the BMBF-funded joint project RAIN were completed. They were installed on a bridge in the Haarbach in Aachen for medium-term testing. The weather stations are designed to be as inexpensive and simple as possible. They consist exclusively of easily procurable components, with no component costing more than 25…
  • 12.07.2021 – GIS-workshop for students of the University of Ghana
    In May and June, a GIS-workshop was held with students from the University of Ghana as a part of the capacity building of work package 4. The students are currently writing their Master or PhD thesis in the project RAIN. The workshop took place at 17. May and 29. June 2021 via Zoom. Two research…
  • 06.07.2021 – Visit of the Adentan Municipality in the Sakumono area, Ghana
    In the end of April 2021, Dorien Lugt, a research associate from HKV visited the Adentan Municipality in the Sakumono basin near Accra to discuss modelling results, flood risk maps and to view the area of Sakumono, especially the most flood-prone areas. The Adentan municipality in the city of Accra (Ghana) suffers from annual flooding…
  • 17.02.2021 – RAIN: Third Measuring Campaign in Pilot Areas
    Measuring campaign in the joint project RAIN to be finalized The last measuring campaign has been successfully conducted in the pilot regions of Accra during the end of rainy season in Ghana from November to December 2020. Our partner Envaserv took samples from the four permanent water retention areas, that were already sampled during the…