Participatory Water Monitoring Scoping Study in Ghana

Participatory Water Monitoring Scoping Study in Ghana


Description

Communities want to understand the impacts of mine water management on the environment and to themselves. Participatory water monitoring, where community members in conjunction with technical experts and the mining company are involved in defining objectives, sampling design, sample collection, data interpretation or/and communication to the broader public, has the potential to resolve or avoid conflict. Prior to the creation of a participatory water monitoring program, there is a need to understand the physical and social context of the region. We will be conducting a scoping study to understand the social context of a mining region in Ghana using the newly developed Social Water Analysis Protocol (SWAP).

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