Project Profile

WHO wastewater guideline testing in Tamale and Kumasi, Ghana


Duration : March 1, 2007 - February 28, 2009
(Extended to April 30, 2010)
Overview:

This project continued from where the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) stopped, with the main goal of testing the implementation of multiple non-treatment measures to reduce consumer-related health risks of wastewater use in irrigated vegetable farming in Ghana. Specifically, the project conducted field implementation and demonstrations of various non-treatment options at farm, market and food-vendor levels, and measured the effectiveness of different combinations of options that will reduce health risks and quantify the risk reduction standard metric of disease units, etc.

Location(s): Ghana
Project Contact: Drechsel, P.
Donor(s): WHO-IDRC via UDS (University of Development Studie
Project Outputs: View Document