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Water & Waste Ghana Fieldwork

‘Aboboyaa’s’ (tricycles) are used by some waste collectors in Greater Accra who charge households a fee for the scheduled collection of their waste.  Within selected enumeration areas, quadrants are used by enumerators to measure areas where waste has been burnt. Open piles of dumped household waste are common practice across …

Water and Waste team develop low-cost methods to identify types of discarded plastics used for food and beverage packaging

Dr Pete Shaw (Southampton University) recently presented new work at the 2022 Sixth Symposium on Circular Economy and Urban Mining in Capri. This work, developed and trialled by the Water and Waste team, examines how the plastic resins used for packaging can be identified using simple observations and tests. Initial …

Water and Waste team highlights how geospatial data can be used for post hoc impact evaluation at Amsterdam International Water Week

Dr. Lorna Grace Okotto (Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology) led a paper at Amsterdam International Water Week, highlighting how geospatial data can be used to support robust post hoc impact evaluations.  Her paper looked at how control areas were selected for an evaluation of the delegated management …

Water and Waste team highlights challenges in monitoring service delivery via public engagement

In November 2021, several members of the project team developed an online public engagement event as part of the UK Festival of Social Science to highlight the challenges of monitoring water and waste service delivery.  With Dr. Mawuli Dzodzomenyo (Ghana School of Public Health) chairing the debate, Dr. Simon Damkjaer …

University of Ghana School of Public Health hold inception workshop on Water and Waste project

The University of Ghana School of Public Health held a workshop in Accra, one of the two cities that are the focus of project fieldwork, to disseminate project activities and get input from key stakeholders into the project’s detailed design. Dr. Mawuli Dzodzomenyo of the School of Public Health spoke …