Project Profile

WHO wastewater guideline testing in Tamale and Kumasi, Ghana

Duration : January 1, 2007 - December 31, 2008

This project continued from where the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) stopped, with the main goal of testing the implementation of multiple non-treatment measures to reduce consumer-related health risks of wastewater use in irrigated vegetable farming in Ghana. Specifically, the project conducted field implementation and demonstrations of various non-treatment options at farm, market and food-vendor levels, and measured the effectiveness of different combinations of options that will reduce health risks and quantify the risk reduction standard metric of disease units, etc.

Location(s): Ghana
Project Contact: Drechsel, P.
Donor(s): FAO via KNUST (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science
Project Outputs: View Document

Farmers cultivating lettuce, while another farmer digs a small canal (marwa) with a donkey, Egypt. Photo: cc: Hamish John Appleby/IWMI