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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  • 17.02.2021 – RAIN: Third Measuring Campaign in Pilot Areas
    The samples of the third measuring campaign were examined regarding their pollution load and the diluting influence of the rainy season, just like the first two campaigns before. The results obtained will be compared to those of the first and second measuring campaigns, which took place from April to May and June to July 2020,…
  • 28.09.2020 – Cooperation with Ghanaian Students: Dissertations and Master Theses on Ghanaian Flood Management, Early Warning Systems and Water Management
    The content of the BMBF-funded joint project RAIN will be the basis for six final theses, which will be worked on by Ghanaian students on dissertation and master thesis level. Supervision of these theses will be carried out by  FiW and the Institute for Environmental and Sanitary Studies (IESS) of the University of Ghana (GU) in…
  • 24.09.20 – Student Theses support our Work in Ghana
    Final Theses on Water Balance Models and Rainwater Management Plans in Ghana Since the start of the BMBF-funded joint project RAIN, three students have already completed their final thesis within this project. The content of the theses dealt with the development of water balance models for rural and urban regions in Ghana, as well as…
  • 22.09.20 – Second Measuring Campaign in the Pilot Areas in Accra, Ghana
    After the beginning of the rainy season in Ghana and the resulting filling of the natural rainwater retention basins in the pilot regions of Accra, our partner Envaserv started the second measuring campaign. For this purpose, water samples were taken at the end of July from the four permanent water retention areas sampled in the…