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PROFILE OF MAJOR RIVERS IN GHANA Ghana Maritime

PROFILE OF MAJOR RIVERS IN GHANA Ghana Maritime

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PROFILE OF MAJOR RIVERS IN GHANA Ghana is drained by the Volta, SouthWestern and Coastal Rivers Systems covering 70%, 22% and 8% respectively of the total area of the country. The Volta River System comprises the White, Black and Red Volta and Oti Rivers. The SouthWestern Rivers System comprises the Bia, Tano, Ankobra and Pra Rivers.

(PDF) Impact of Land Use on River Systems in Ghana | Jesse ...

(PDF) Impact of Land Use on River Systems in Ghana | Jesse ...

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Introduction catchment degradation and other distur The Okyeman traditional area encompasses bances on water resources as nutrient three major river basins namely the Densu enrichment of surface water from urban basin, the Birim basin and the Ayensu basin.

Evaluation of Groundwater Vulnerability in the Densu River ...

Evaluation of Groundwater Vulnerability in the Densu River ...

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Evaluation of Groundwater Vulnerability in the Densu River Basin of Ghana Anornu 1*, Amos 3Tiereyangn Kabobah 2 and M. AnimGyampo 1 Department of Civil Engineering, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana

Impact of Mining and Resource Development: A Case Study ...

Impact of Mining and Resource Development: A Case Study ...

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The construction of new mines is certain to have an impact on councils across the region. Employment will be created not only at mine sites, but also in support industries such as housing construction, transport, and shopping and personal services. First round impacts will be direct employment in mining,

Effects of smallscale gold mining on heavy metal levels ...

Effects of smallscale gold mining on heavy metal levels ...

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The effects of smallscale gold mining activities on heavy metal levels in groundwater were determined for the Lower Pra Basin of Ghana. Sixty five boreholes in 45 communities were analysed between...

WRI to start climate resilience management on Pra and ...

WRI to start climate resilience management on Pra and ...

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3 · The Water Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIRWRI) says it would embark on a climate resilience management of the Pra and Densu River basins. The project titled, 'Building Climate Resilience into Basin Water .

Modeling cumulative effects of heavy metal contamination ...

Modeling cumulative effects of heavy metal contamination ...

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Contamination from mining affects population centers, which are concentrated to the west of the Andes, as well as fragile ecosystems to the west. Active mines, closed or abandoned mines, informal mining, natural leaching, agriculture and other industries often affect water quality in the same basin.

Mining in the Congo Basin | Global Forest Atlas

Mining in the Congo Basin | Global Forest Atlas

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Mining in the Congo Basin. However, oil and mineral activity also may discourage deforestation by making agricultural export less profitable and by pulling rural populations into cities and away from forested areas, as witnessed in Gabon and Republic of Congo. In an oil concession in Gabon, forests are well protected and hunting is not permitted.

Physicochemical quality of boreholes in Densu Basin of Ghana

Physicochemical quality of boreholes in Densu Basin of Ghana

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The Densu Basin is also intensively used for the culti vation of both cash and food crops. Principal food crops cultivated within the basin are , , yam, plan tain, banana, and cocoyam. Cash crops include cocoa, oil palm, papaya, pineapple, mangoes, and citrus.

Sediment yield of a forest river basin in Ghana ...

Sediment yield of a forest river basin in Ghana ...

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The basin contains the highest density of settlements (both rural and urban) in Ghana. It has a high concentration of mining activities mainly concerned with gold and other minerals. These large scale mining companies in the basin include AngloGold Ashanti, Perseus Mining Ltd, Newmont Ghana Gold Ltd etc. (Water Resources Commission, 2011).

Hydrogeochemical and Groundwater Quality Studies in the ...

Hydrogeochemical and Groundwater Quality Studies in the ...

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Agriculture, rapid urbanization and geochemical processes have direct or indirect effects on the chemical composition of groundwater and aquifer geochemistry. Hydrochemical investigations which are significant for assessment of water quality have been carried out to study the source of dissolve ions in the groundwater in some rural communities in the northern part of the Densu River basin.

Detecting areas of vegetation change in the Densu River ...

Detecting areas of vegetation change in the Densu River ...

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in environmental conditions. The Densu Basin is the most environmentally stressed basin in the country. Land use activities within the basin are varied and impact negatively on the vegetation cover as well as the river body. These include deforestation activities in the upper parts and extensive farming practices in middle parts of the basin.

Water, Climate, Food, and Environment in the Volta Basin

Water, Climate, Food, and Environment in the Volta Basin

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negative impacts, on a basin scale. This study looks at the impacts of climate change on water resources, food security and the environment and consequently the socioeconomic situation of the people with the view to develop adaptation strategies to reduce its vulnerability or alleviate the negative impacts on people and the environment.

A Systematic Review of Heavy Metals of Anthropogenic ...

A Systematic Review of Heavy Metals of Anthropogenic ...

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Despite the large body of literature that has been devoted to heavy metal pollution in Ghana, the results are mixed and are disparate making it quite difficult to elicit a coherent account on the scope and levels of heavy metal pollution in the environment and in biota, especially in humans, across Ghana.

Uranium Mining A Risky Experiment | Southern ...

Uranium Mining A Risky Experiment | Southern ...

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Jun 17, 2019· Uranium Mining in Virginia: A Risky Experiment. Virginia Uranium Inc. is pushing to lift a 30year ban on uranium mining in Virginia so it can mine and mill the radioactive metal, beginning in the Roanoke River basin where the waste would remain toxic for generations.

Access to Safe Water Supply: Management of Catchment for ...

Access to Safe Water Supply: Management of Catchment for ...

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The findings further indicate that a number of uncoordinated catchment management strategies such as restrictions on farming areas, bans on illegal mining and logging, and others strategies have been instituted in the upper Densu basin to prevent degradation of the river.

Evaluation of Groundwater Vulnerability in the Densu River ...

Evaluation of Groundwater Vulnerability in the Densu River ...

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anthropogenic activities within the Densu River Basin has necessitated this study using a combination of GIS and DRATIC methods. The study reveal that about 47% of the basin is exposed to high ...