This study examined the Extent of Environmental Assessment (EA) Regulations in Selected Manufacturing Industries. The study was necessitated by the UNECA’s (2004) assertion that Ghana had a functional and relatively robust EA system and aimed at assessing how effective the enforcement of the EA regulations has been in selected manufacturing industries.
The study involved analysis of water samples from wells, boreholes and a dam in the proximity of areas in rural communities where food security programs are being or have been undertaken in the Kassena Nankana and Bawku West districts of the Upper East Region of Ghana. In addition, food security survey which included a social survey and detailed observation of anthropogenic activities were also made to determine the impact that water supply and demand has on food security and health of the people in the study area.
This particular study has the objective of using Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing as tools to develop intensity maps of the breeding sites of Anopheles mosquitoes to provide information for effective control of malaria in AMA. Four communities (Kaneshie, Kokomlemle, Kotobabi and Alajo) were selected and mapped using GIS. Grid cells of 100m×100m were overlaid on these communities and 25 randomly selected grid cells were used as sampling frame for both entomological and socio-economic surveys in each community.
Endosulfan is applied to tomato fields to protect the crops against pests and diseases in Akumadan, a vegetable producing area in Ghana. The fate and distribution of endosulfan was investigated in an on-farm researcher-managed trial in Akumadan in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
The study was conducted on Alajo, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (G.B.C.), Korle-Bu, Osu, and Dzorwulu (Suburbs of Accra) to: (a) Ascertain the presence or absence of protozoa and heavy metals (Cd, Pb, and Zn) in soil and water used for irrigation. (b) Ascertain the presence or absence of protozoa, Cd, Pb, and Zn in lettuce grown with untreated wastewater.
The study assessed the impact of effluents on the macroinvertebrate communities within the Nima Creek between September 2005 and February 2006 with the view to measuring the ecological health of the water. The physical habitat quality assessment indicated that the midstream section of the creek was the most degraded compared to the upstream and downstream sections.
The importance of the crucial ecological functions and socio-economic benefits of the Volta River Basin calls for efforts to ensure its conservation, sustainable management and improvement. This study aimed at assisting policy makers in this direction by providing them with the results of a Choice Experiment valuation using the Oti-arm of the basin.
This study was carried out in the United Nations University/West Africa People’s Land-Use and Environmental Change (UNU/WAPLEC) demonstration sites of Gyamfiase-Adenya, Sekesua-Osonson and Amanase-Whanabenya with detailed deliberate sampling for floral inventory undertaken in the Gyamfiase-Adenya demonstration site which was divided into four Cells; A,B,C, and D (Fig 1.1).
This study was conducted at the United Nations University West Africa People’s Land-Use and Environmental Change (UNU/WAPLEC) demonstration site in Gyamfiase-Adenya, Amanase-Whanabenya and Sekesua-Osonson located in southern forest-savanna transition zone of Ghana.