Project Profile

A Novel Reuse-Oriented Approach to Improving the Long-term operation of sanitation facilities in Ghana

Duration : January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2013
(Extended to December 31, 2014)

This project will introduce and integrate the reuse-oriented ?Design for Service? approach into Ghana?s sanitation sector by demonstrating the economic, social and operational benefits of four resource recovery options: irrigation, land application of composted fecal sludge, aquaculture and biogas recovery. We will rehabilitate two wastewater treatment plants for reuse in irrigation, and construct the value chains and comprehensive implementation plans for incorporating composting and land application of fecal sludge, aquaculture and biogas recovery at up to four additional treatment plants in Ghana. Emphasizing safe resource recovery, i.e., irrigation with treated instead of untreated wastewater, is another project objective. The project will be conducted in close collaboration with local partners and to further ensure knowledge transfer and up scaling, training materials and planning protocols will be developed and interactive workshops will be hosted to coincide with the four forms of resource recovery.

Location(s): Ghana
Project Contact: Amoah, Philip
Donor(s): African Development Bank

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