Water and Waste

Student dissertations linked to the Water and Waste project

Across all three countries, students have been learning from the project via dissertations that follow up on interesting themes or ideas that emerged as we implemented our workplan.

At Ghana School of Public Health, two students have submitted MSc dissertations:

  • Joanna Johnson: An assessment of the impact of knowledge, attitudes and practice of household solid waste management and indiscriminately disposed waste in Greater Accra Region. Dissertation for MSc in Occupational Hygiene.
  • Phoebe Elikem Amable: Waste management practices and fly diversity in selected slum communities in Greater Accra region. Dissertation for MSc in Occupational Hygiene.

A third MSc student, Kwabena Oteng Birimpong, is examining mothers’ use of disposable diapers and related waste disposal behaviours as his MSc in Public Health dissertation topic.

At JOOUST in Kenya, Alex Wamutamba is finalising his MSc in Public Health dissertation, which builds on a theme emerging from JOOUST’s experience of evaluating Kisumu’s delegated management scheme by investigating post-collection contamination of urban households’ stored water.

At University of Southampton in the UK, Environmental Science BSc student Luke Jones has submitted his dissertation, modelling the flow of plastics from water packaging into river catchments using Ghanaian census data. Meanwhile, part of Zhangliang Deng’s PhD is exploring how urban form and water management arrangements (including delegated management) affect the spatial configuration of water pipelines