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 project involves detailed ground based geophysical investigations and targeted drilling to access sufficient hydrogeological information that would facilitate the development of a conceptual hydrogeological model and a robust 3D numerical groundwater model for the area.

Four PhD students are involved in this project and are supported on full scholarships with monthly stipends. All four students will spend some time in Denmark on Experiential learning to gain vital laboratory skills for their various theses.

The Project is led by the Department of Earth Science, University of Ghana, and supported by six other partners. Professor Sandow Mark Yidana is the lead investigator and Coordinator of the project. The other partners include:

  • Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, GEUS, Denmark
  • University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Water Research Institute, Ghana
  • Hydronomics Limited, Ghana
  • Center for Savannah Ecosystem Research, Ghana