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Major Projects

The Nabogo Project

The department secured a grant from the University of Ghana Research Fund to undertake preliminary investigations on groundwater resources and the possible implications of climate change/variability on the resource. The project, under the leadership of Prof. Sandow Mark Yidana, supported two MPhil students who are currently on the DANIDA funded Project as PhD students. In this project, the investigators analyzed groundwater recharge processes using stable isotope data and other hydrochemical tracers.

Capacity Building Project

The capacity building project in the department develops capacity in the core geology areas of the department. It was designed to help fill the gap in research and teaching capacity in the core geology disciplines. The project is sponsored by the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources of the Government of Ghana. Under the project, students with immense potential are identified and sponsored to undertake high level graduate studies and research. So far, more than 20 students have benefitted from this project through various support systems.

White Volta Basin Groundwater Project (GhanAqua Project)

This project is funded by the Danish International Development Agency, DANIDA, and is intended to lead to the development of groundwater resources in the basin for various uses. It involves the collation and processing of various kinds of airborne geophysical datasets that were procured as part of an earlier Mining Sector Support Programme, for the initial conceptualization of the lithostratigraphy. Combined with recent ground based data and data from borehole logs, this project will develop the hydrostratigraphy of the area.

The Danida-Enreca Hydrogeologial Project

The DANIDA-ENRECA Hydrogeological Project started in 1997 and has consistently focused on the enhancement of research capacity of hydrogeologists in the Universities and research institutions in Ghana and also training graduate hydrogeologists for the water sector. Currently, the project is in its final phase is expected to produce eight PhD’s four of whom have already finished and the rest at various phases of completion.