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Kasteel, Max (author)
The Bui Dam, the second-largest hydropower dam in Ghana, plays a significant role in the sustainable energy mix of the country. It is managed by the Bui Power Authority (BPA) and has a capacity of hydro-clean generation of 404MW, contributing to 17% of the country’s total electricity generation. However, decision-making at the dam lacks the use...
master thesis 2023
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Struijk, Charlotte (author)
This report presents the findings and recommendations of a research project focused on developing a comprehensive strategy for commercial smallholder farmers in urban and semi-urban areas of Kumasi, Ghana. The objective was to co-create a strategy that addresses the specific needs and challenges of farmers in the region. The research involved...
master thesis 2023
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Hoogendoorn, Niels (author)
Water is essential for life on earth and is vital for numerous sectors of our society. Pressures arising from climate change, growing populations, and the shift towards clean energy accentuate the importance of effective water management. To make decisions about water resource allocation, hydraulic modeling studies have been undertaken on large...
master thesis 2023
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Wiersma, Guus (author)
In this study, suitable rainwater harvesting techniques are investigated for smallholder farmers in northern Ghana, in order to reduce the impact of dry spells during the growing season. Dry spells and water shortage during the growing season have a negative impact on food production in northern Ghana, where 95% of the farms are rainfed. A...
master thesis 2023
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Estebanez Camarena, M. (author), Taormina, R. (author), van de Giesen, N.C. (author), ten Veldhuis, Marie-claire (author)
Food and economic security in West Africa rely heavily on rainfed agriculture and are threatened by climate change and demographic growth. Accurate rainfall information is therefore crucial to tackling these challenges. Particularly, information about the occurrence and length of droughts as well as the onset date of the rainy season is...
journal article 2023
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Thorp, Katie (author)
Like many cities in sub-Saharan Africa, Kumasi, Ghana is facing greater groundwater demands in part due to rapid urbanization. However, currently Ghana does not systematically monitor groundwater, which poses a challenge in management and implementation of science-based policy. Additionally, coordination among stakeholders in Ghana’s water...
master thesis 2022
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Kingma, Vera (author)
Human interventions in the White Volta River in Ghana increase the flood risk in living spaces of the local communities, causing great challenges in the area. Burkina Faso has built a hydropower dam near the border with Ghana which has a large impact on the discharge extremes of the White Volta River. As a result of poor water management of this...
master thesis 2021
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Berg, Koos (author)
Poor sanitation is a challenge around the world, more than 2 billion people lack access to basic sanitary facilities like a toilet. In Ghana, it is estimated 25% of children under the age of five die because of diarrhea. A disease that often can be prevented by providing hygienic sanitation facilities. Tackling the problem across the whole of...
master thesis 2021
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Verweij, Peter (author)
In this report, the design process of a high precision positioning system for Ghana is described. The system consists of two devices, a base station and a user operated rover. These devices provide precision positioning, using dual frequency receivers and the principle of differential positioning. The high precision positioning system can be...
master thesis 2020
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den Dekker, Pieter (author)
In this thesis, I develop and evaluate a demand-side approach to transition from an intermittent to a continuous water supply using a district metered areas approach in Accra, Ghana, an urban metroplex of 4.0 million persons in western Africa. Intermittent water supply (IWS) is inherently inefficient. These systems foment health hazards and are...
master thesis 2020
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van Klaveren, Wouter (author), Houtzager, Daan (author), Nguyen, Toan (author), Ozcan, Aylin (author), Liu, Danyan (author), Das Sharma, Asmeeta (author), Prida Guillén, Álvaro (author), Blom, Michelle (author), Leung, Ranee (author)
Rapid urbanisation and globalisation are bringing increasingly complex issues to the forefront. Improper planning of human activities and over exploitation of the surrounding natural resources has successfully damaged the biodiversity and the natural processes. Today humanity is at a stage where these ecosystem services are essential for our...
student report 2019
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Rouash, AMR (author)
Despite the many positive effects of dams, they can also have several negative impacts on natural systems. One of these impacts is the decrease in sediment inflow towards the coast which can lead to coastal erosion. <br/>A technique that can be applied to improve the situation downstream is modifying the discharge through the dam. Unfortunately,...
master thesis 2018
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van den Toorn, Frank (author)
The northern Ghana climatological conditions are favourable for agricultural production. The annual average precipitation of 800-1250 mm/y is theoretically sufficient for farmers to be year-round self-sufficient. However, the majority of precipitation falls in a 4-month wet season spanning from late May to October. As a consequence, the region...
master thesis 2018
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Vendel, Mirte (author)
This report is the result of a graduation project about Schistosomiasis, a neglected tropical disease caused by the Schistosoma parasite. And about a new technology to detect the parasitic infections. More specifically, to detect the urinary Schistosoma type, called S. haematobium.<br/><br/>Within Africa, a large number of countries are affected...
master thesis 2018
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Ventura, Eva (author)
Erosion for Betterment is a graduation project within the Landscape Architecture master track at the TU Delft. The project examines an underdeveloped coastal area in Ghana that is sadly facing severe erosional threats due to previous unfortunate human activities. It offers an unexpected direction in handling issues as such by proposing an...
master thesis 2018
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Simons, Ascha (author), Wauben, Chris (author), Pije, Lars (author), van Leeuwen, Niels (author)
Two polluted Ghanaian lagoons are investigated and possible engineering solutions are suggested and researched.<br/>The first lagoon is the Sakumo lagoon, located between Accra and Tema. This lagoon is connected to the sea through a small culvert, which enables a limited amount of water exchange. Since a few years, fishermen have been unable to...
student report 2018
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Aziabah Akanvose, A.B. (author)
In Ghana, public housing which is provided mainly for government employees plays an important role in socio-economic development. For instance, civil servants are more likely to accept transfers to areas where their services are most needed. Unfortunately, attention to public housing in Ghana has diminished over the years largely due to shift in...
doctoral thesis 2018
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van Sprang, Stephanie (author)
Cooking is ubiquitous in all cultures as it is a fundamental necessity of existence. We are all sustained by food that has been transformed by heat. Cooking food helps in the digestion of nutrients while killing harmful bacteria and viruses. This basic principle of cooking food is the same over the world. However the difference lies within the...
master thesis 2017
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Boerboom, Menno (author)
Ghana as a developing country has some challenges for the future. These challenges include an energy crisis, a high dependence on firewood and high levels of poverty. Biogas technology has the potential to make a contribution in solving these challenges, but is not yet widely implemented in Ghana. For this reason, the aim of this thesis was to...
master thesis 2017
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Aziabah Akanvose, A.B. (author), Gruis, V.H. (author), Elsinga, M. (author), Van der Flier, C.L. (author)
In the 1980s, the government of Ghana decided to withdraw from direct housing provision. In lieu of this, the two main institutions through which government provided and managed public housing – the TDC and SHC sold off most of their dwellings. The few remaining dwellings were transferred to local authorities to own and manage. There have been...
conference paper 2015
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