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UG.IESS.IB.015 The Effects of Volta Floods on Volta Lake Shore Communities

Sub-Saharan Africa was well known for severe droughts especially in the 1970s and 1980s (Nicholson, 2001).

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UG.IESS.IB.014 Mitigating the effects of Pollution on Aquatic Ecosystems - Spotlight onthe Weija Reservior in Ghana

Aquatic ecosystems (lakes, reservoirs, rivers, streams, wetlands and lagoons)serve various functions; as drinking water sources, provide water for agriculture and industry, help prevent floods, reduce levels of pollutants, and are an important link to natural world, and provide

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UG.IESS.IB.013 Indoor Air Pollution, Sources, Health Effects and Control

Indoor air pollution refers to toxic chemical, biological and physical contamination that is encountered in our daily lives in our homes, schools and workplaces. According to the Air Resources Board (ARB), of the

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UG.IESS.IB.012 Building Climate Resilience into Social Protection in Ghana

Social protection in Ghana
Social protection describes all initiatives that transfer income or assets to the poor, protect the vulnerable against livelihood risks, and enhance the social status and rights of the marginalized.

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UG.IESS.IB.011 The Value of Mangroves to Ghana's Coast

Mangrove is a term that is used to refer to two things, first is the mangrove plant (usually the trees) the second is the mangrove ecosystem. Though there are globally over 80 species of plant that fall under the

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UG.IESS.IB.010 Ecosystem based Adaptation to Climate Change

Ecosystem-based (Approaches for) Adaptation (EbA) is defined by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) as “the use of biodiversity and ecosystem services to help people adapt to the adverse effects of climate change”.

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UG.IESS.IB.008 Sanitation, Our Health nad Development

Sanitation is about waste disposal and management sanitation facilities include toilets, sewers and wastewater treatment plants as well as more simple technologies such as latrines and septic tanks. Sanitation

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UG.IESS.IB.007 Environmental impacts of marketing and trading activities - Cause for concern

Market centres are important components of the economic landscape of Ghana, as they are in other parts of the world. They do not only serve as places for commodity exchange but also centres of information

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UG.IESS.IB.006 Threats to Ghana's Foreste Reserves - Perpectives on Atewa Range Forest Reserve

Forest plays a significant role in the socio-economic development of most African countries.

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UG.IESS.IB.005 Fertilizer Use and Nitrate Contamination of Water Sources

Modern agriculture is noted for the production of good quality food for consumers. It is well known that fertilizers have played major roles in bringing about increased food production. When nutrients are applied in

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