Project duration:

2011 - 2014

Capacity Building in Water Quality Monitoring and Surveillance in Ghana


The IWA is currently working with other partners under a European Union – Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (EU-ACP) Water Facility project that aims to improve the health of the Ghanaian population by ensuring high quality, sustainable national water quality testing, monitoring and surveillance within the service areas of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL).

As a supporting partner in the project, the IWA is playing a lead role in awareness raising on the importance of water quality within the Ghanaian society. The IWA works with ProNet, a local NGO to mobilise community members, schools and youth groups within the Barekese basin of Ashanti Region to participate in simple water quality monitoring activities through the World Water Monitoring Challenge (WWMC) programme.

The WWMC is an international education and outreach program that builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world by engaging citizens to conduct basic monitoring of their local water bodies. The IWA is also collaborating with Ghana Education Service (GES) and School Health Educational Programme (SHEP) to develop educational materials with emphasis on water quality and its importance to support teachers in primary and secondary schools in their established teaching curriculum.

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