Abriem Community Integrated water supply and sanitation management systems, Ghana

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Abriem Community Integrated water supply and sanitation management systems, Ghana


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Total: $15,600;

Sources of Financing: GEF SGP


2006 - 2007


Satisfactorily completed

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Abriem was classified as one of the worst guinea worm infested communities in the Ekumfi District. The community lacked potable water source and the main sources of drinking water is a stream. Clinical analysis of these water sources indicated that all the water sources are full of bacteria and has an odour and has traces of iron. The results indicate a poor water supply coverage in the community. Water Coverage (defined as the number of people having access to basic level of service) indicated that 1,500 people have access to a hand-dug well (as against national standard of 150 people per hand-dug well). The distance from the community to collection point is about 1 kilometer and the follow of the water was not consistent. At the peaks of dry season people have to keep vigil in order to get few buckets of water from the well whilst the streams dry up. For sanitation, coverage at the time of survey was about 5% (as against 32% for rural/small towns). There is no public toilet and the disposal of waste leaves much to be desired.

The objective of the project to develop the capacities of people of Abriem to adopt and utilize appropriate, low-cost, and affordable technology in the provision of potable water supply and to adopt sustainable water management systems

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See also

  1. Managing the Threat of Floating Aquatic Weeds and Restoring the Vegetation Cover of Lower Volta Basin to Conserve Biodiversity of the Volta River in the Torgome Traditional Area in The North Tongu District Of The Volta Regions
  2. Kunyukuo solar water supply, and ecological sanitation management systems, Ghana
  3. Integrated Project on Aquatic Weeds Management for the Protection of International Waters and Sustainable Land management in the Lower Volta Basin Area of Tsetsekpo and Sayikope communities
  4. Integrated Community-Based Biodiversity Conservation Reforestation of degraded lands, and sustainable fisheries development in Fievie Community and along the Volta River, Ghana
  5. Golinga community integrated solar water supply, and sanitation management systems, Ghana
  6. Developing Community Network For Sustainable Land Management And Poverty Reduction In The Gburumani – Dimabi Traditional Area Of The Tolon Kumbugu District
  7. Community-based biodiversity conservation and sustainable management of Mamdowodindo and Nana Busua Wetlands/lagoons in the Ahanta West District, Ghana
  8. Community-based Integrated Coastal Zone Management for enhanced agricultural biodiversity and improved rural livelihood in Amlakpo, Adodoajikope, Asigbekope and Kenya in the Dangbe East District
  9. Access to Water and Sanitation in Ghana for Persons with Disabilities: Findings of a KAP Survey

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