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IESS Students Selected for 3rd Edition 2016 Quarry Life Award Competition

09 May 2016

A proposal by a student project team from the Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies has been selected for the third edition of the Quarry Life Award Competition. The Quarry Life Award is an initiative by Heidelburg Cement Group to raise awareness of the biological value of mining sites and finding innovative ways to further enhance it.

The team is among four other project teams selected in Ghana to compete for the awards. The project team comprises Mr. Masen Kafui Koranteng and Mr. Alvin Adu-Asare both first-year Environmental Science students.

Their project proposal, ‘Geospatial Assessment of Biodiversity Changes around the Yongwa Quarry Site’, seeks to generate and develop biodiversity data of the area, which will be a critical decision making tool during the closure and rehabilitation stage of the quarry site.

Click on this link to follow the progress of the team in the competition:

There will also be an online voting period which is expected to commence by May 31, 2016 and run till September 31, 2016.