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2016 Publications

2016 MPhil IESS - Waste Management in Basic Schools in the Tema Metropolis


An increase in waste generation without a corresponding rise in waste management infrastructure has significantly resulted in growing environmental and sanitation-related challenges. The absence of appropriate regulatory and the requisite waste management facilities, knowledge and poor attitudes towards waste management have mainly been responsible for environmental and sanitation challenges in Ghana. The study assessed waste management strategies and facilities, the level of knowledge, attitude, perception and awareness towards waste management in three selected basic schools in the Tema Metropolis in Ghana.

2016 MPhil IESS - Towards An Understanding of Some Environmental and Socio-Economic Indicators Associated With Buruli Ulcer (BU) Endemicity: Case Study in the Ga West Municipality, Ghana


Buruli Ulcer (BU) is known to be endemic in the Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra Region, Ghana but its distribution is focal. Hence, the study seeks to explore environmental and socio economic indicators for this situation.

2016 MPhil IESS - Integrating Waste Segregation into Solid Waste Management System: A Case of Some Selected Markets in Ga West Municipality


The study assessed the viability of implementing waste segregation into solid waste management in some selected markets in the Ga West Municipality for effective solid waste management and good environmental sanitation.

2016 MPhil IESS - Impact of Small Scale Mining On Irrigation Water Quality for Vegetable Production: Case Study of Asante Akim Central Municipality

This study investigated the effect of small scale mining on the quality of water for irrigation as well as the concentration of heavy metals in water, soil and vegetable samples from sixteen randomly selected farms in three sites along a river and a dam which was used as a control

2016 MPhil IESS - Levels of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Heavy Metals in Surface Soil at Auto- Mechanic Workshops within the Accra Metropolis, Ghana

This study investigated the concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and five selected heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Ni, Zn and Cu) in water and soil at some selected auto-mechanic shops within the Accra Metropolis.

2016 MPhil IESS - Climate Change and Blue Carbon: Above-Ground Carbon Stock of Mangroves in the Lower Volta Area

Myers, John    2016

In this study, GIS based analysis using Landsat images and allometric equations were used to estimate the above-ground carbon stock of mangroves in the Lower Volta area in Ghana. The Landsat images were classified to obtain the mangrove area.

2016 MPhil IESS - Assessing the Impact of an Operating Tailings Storage Facility on Catchment Surface and Groundwater Quality: A Case Study of Adamus Resources Limited (Nzema Gold Mine) in the Ellembele District of theWestern Region of Ghana

The study assessed the impact of an operating Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) of Adamus Resources Limited (Nzema Gold Mine) in the Ellembele District, Western Ghana, on catchment surface and groundwater quality.