effects of mining at the densu basin

Ronald Abrahams, Densu Basin Officer, Planning ,- effects of mining at the densu basin ,Impact of Baseline Studi Recommendations from the , and instituted a good number of the initial interventions with respect to the introduction of IWRM in the Densu Basin , fairly large scale mining of gold; eg Atewa bauxite mining.A network approach to enhanced environmental ,effects of pollution and siltation in the Waija Reservoir on , This was attended by 40 persons, representing 26 agen- cies and organisations with an interest in the Densu Basin , Copper Min The first meeting identified con- straints on water quality improvement, including lack of appropriate legislation, insufficient moni-





IMPACT OF ILLEGAL MINING ON WATER , - ARPN ,

This paper reviews the impact of illegal mining on water resources for irrigation and domestic application in Ghana , and Densu Rivers in the Eastern region which serve as a , Mercury pollution in the Tapajos River basin, Amazon: Mercury.

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Dayi River Basin Management Plan - Both ENDS

The first IWRM Plan elaborated was for the Densu River Basin which was finalised , to the impact of climate change on its water resources and ultimately livelihoods Water related , coordinating body, ie the Dayi River Basin Board, planning and executive units of the District Assemblies and ,, The reserves of the iron ore deposits might call for a large-scale mining industry in the future Other major.

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runoff estimates into the weija reservoir and its ,

ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR WATER SUPPLY TO ACCRA, , Department of Geological Engineering, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, Ghana , Weija Reservoir which is fed by Rivers in the Densu River Basin (DRB) that flow into

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Densu River | GhanaCentric

31 Aug 2010 , Posts about Densu River written by Dela , However, the sink reduced by 400% between 1990 and 1996 due to human activities of burning of forest cover for farming, settlement, mining and grazing , The Densu River system is one of Ghana's coastal drainage basins , the impact of climate change on the availability of water to meet future demands in the Densu basin (with a plan.

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the need to protect the atewa forest from mining ,

The Densu River alone is a 116km long river in rising in the Atewa Range , The Densu River Basin has an area of 2,490 km2 and spans 11 Local , Habitat destruction would be the most obvious impact of the bauxite mining but it is not the

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Stream Processes and Dynamics in the Morphology ,

The Densu River Basin has come under serious threat from a number of human activities such as farming, lumbering, sand , These activities have significant implications on the fluvial processes of the river , The reduction of fresh water flow into the lagoon has promoted salt mining in the delta declared as a RAMSAR

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ASSESSMENT OF THE SUSTAINABILITY OF A BOREHOLE FOR A ,

1 UNIVERSITY OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY TARKWA FACULTY OF MINERAL RESOURCE TECHNOLOGY A PROJECT WORK , Also the water quality results indicated that all the parameters analysed were within WHO and GSB standard guidelines with the , Previous investigation on groundwater uses in the Densu Basin in the south of the country revealed that all the major commercial bottled.

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Impacts of Artisanal Small-Scale Gold Mining on ,

quality alteration Figure 1 The impacts of artisanal small-scale gold mining (ASGM) on riverine systems (from Macdonald et al, 2014) , The Surow River catchment is located in the upper Tano River Basin in the Brong Ahafo region, Ghana.

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mining impacts on agricultural lands and food ,

firms to address the increasing effects of mining on agricultural lands and food security It is , Mining, Mining Impact, Food Security, Agricultural Lands , Birim, Pra, Densu, Kua, Adenchensu and Merepong most of which have their , deposits are found in the Birim river basin, Asikam, Abekoase, Agyapoma, Enyiresi.

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1 Dec 2013 , liquid wastes from authorities and illegal mining activities (WRC, 2012) According to the same report , and results obtained in previous study (See Table 3) on the Densu River Basin (Anornu, et al, 2012) Table 3 DRASTIC.

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Water quality assessment in the Pangani River ,

24 Sep 2014 , The ongoing rapid expansions of human activities and population dynamics have a potential impact on the environmental quality of the Pangani River basin, one of the largest water resources in Tanzania, including possible.

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Spectrum of Organochlorine Pesticide Residues in ,

10 Jul 2010 , Abstract: In this study, the levels of organochlorine pesticide residues in the Densu basin have been , broad range of adverse human health effects including , housing, sand winning, animal rearing, salt mining etc

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Research | Department of Earth Science

Impacts of mining activities on the environment , The research focuses on possible pollution of groundwater and surface water in mining areas and communities and , Water balance and hydrogeological studies of the Densu River Basin

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Geography of Ghana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Densu River Basin, location of the important urban centers of Koforidua and Nsawam in the eastern lowlands, , Obuasi and Konongo, two of the country's gold-mining centers, are also located here , Recurrent drought in north severely affects agricultural activities; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; poaching.

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Environmental Systems Research | Full text | Concentrations ,

The results suggested multiple natural processes and anthropogenic activities like mining significantly contribute to the , The pH values in the present study is alkaline than that reported in the Densu Basin (Tay and Kortatsi [2007]),.

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Population and land use/cover dynamics in the ,

other, and predicted the effect of changes in population on the two land uses in 2010 At the general basin level, , within the Black Volta sub-basin will have depleted forest cover as a result of increases in population density , region is estimated at US$ 800 per year) although precious mineral resources (gold, diamond.

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2005 British Theses

Bekoe, EO Application of a hydrological model in a data-poor tropical West African catchment: a case study of the Densu Basin of Ghana , Murekezi, C Effects of banana streak virus and crop management on the growth and yield of East African Highland , King, RC The structural evolution of the Cape fold belt and SW Karoo Basin: implications on sediment storage and , Kafwembe, SS An investigation into the problems of artisan mining and mineral processing [zimbabwe]

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Mantey Saviour, The University of Mines and Technology

This research aimed at examining the effect of geological settings on the spread of BU disease caused by , change patterns and to determine how land management practices have contributed to vegetation change in the Densu Basin

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Physico-chemical quality of boreholes in Densu ,

5 Aug 2011 , River Other land-use activities include housing, sand winning, animal rearing, salt mining etc These activities have seriously depleted the vegetative cover of the basin with hydrological and geomorphologic implications such

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DR BENONY KOMLA KORTATSI

Environmental impact and water quality assessment in mining areas Application of , 11; pp 141-141; TAY C AND KORTATSI B K (2007), Groundwater Quality Studies, A case Study of the Densu Basin, Ghana, West African Journal of.

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Full-Text (PDF) - Academic Journals

, elements partitioning in unsaturated zone profile of the Densu river basin, , The results of the empirical linear regressions showed Kd values were best predicted with , the mineral sphalerite (ZnS) in the heavy mineral fraction of the soils

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Water Quality: Indicators, Human Impact and Environmental Health

, (wqi) and Stable Isotopes (ä18O and ä2H) for Groundwater Quality Assessment of the Densu River Basin of Ghana , Chapter 10 - Water Quality Impacts on Human Population Health in Mining-and-Metallurgical Industry Regions, Russia

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Densu Basin IWRM Plan - Water Resources Commissio,

been ongoing, which eventually resulted in the present Densu River Basin IWRM Plan This plan , 221 Meteorological characteristics and impact of climate change ,,, 13 ,, The mining activities are restricted to the Birimian formation in

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Rapid Impact Assessment Matrix (RIAM) - An Analyt,

24 Nov 2004 , Key words: Water resources managementproblems, prioritization, impact indicators, RIAM, river basins, Ghana , mining, and industrial activities together with natural , Commission has set up a pilot study in the Densu river

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Hydrogeochemical Evolution and Groundwater Flow in the Densu ,

Official Full-Text Publication: Hydrogeochemical Evolution and Groundwater Flow in the Densu River Basin, Ghana on , The results reveal three spatial groundwater bodies with defined hydrochemical fa-cies, residence times, stable isotopic.

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Groundwater in sub-Saharan Africa: Implications ,

Before Ghana came under colonial rule in 1844, individuals, companies (eg, trading, mining and timber companies) and , forming a watershed separating the South-West of Ghana from the Volta basin which covers a , Pra rivers; and the Coastal river system, which consists of the Tordzie/Aka, Densu, Ayensu, Kakum.

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part 5 - african experiences in watershed managem,

Proceedings of the African Regional Workshop on Watershed Management , by the occurrence of mineral riches or by political dispensations of the past As a result , NWRS, and must give effect to the NWRS's provisions and requirements, providing the , These are the Densu basin in the south, which is a major source

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Over 4 million Ghanaians survive on polluted Densu River | ,

28 Aug 2015 , River Densu forms part of the Densu Basin which flows from the thick Atiwa Forest in the Eastern Region and serves , about the importance of water to life and the effect of water pollution to human health, the environment and aquatic life , Act of Parliament criminalizes small-scale mining by foreigners

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Appraisal of Groundwater Quality in Parts of the ,

1 May 2014 , parts of Imo River Basin, Southeastern Nigeria, particularly , quality because of the impact of domestic and industrial , Nigerian Journal of Mining and Geology 17:147- , Quality Studies: A Case Study of the Densu Basin.

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Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis of Total ,

Keywords: Neutron activation, Organohalogen, Fish species, Densu basin, Extractable 1 , adverse human health effects including reproductive failures and birth defects, immune system malfunction, , winning, animal rearing, salt mining etc

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journal of environmental hydrology - Internationa,

The Densu River Basin, location of the important urban centers of Koforidua and Nsawam in the eastern lowlands, has an undulating , second component is therefore a mixed factor representing the effects of mineral weathering and

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Full Text - Nuclear Sciences and Applications - ,

time and mitigating the impact of man's activities on the planet, including the role , clearly being mined, leading to a host of problems Perhaps the ,, in the Densu River Basin, groundwater and surface water samples were collected five.

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Evaluation of Groundwater Vulnerability in the ,

The results in this research are replicable in other basins in Ghana and the sub-region Keywords: DRASTIC, Densu basin, GIS, groundwater pollution, groundwater vulnerability, Ghana , mining and agricultural activities to avoid heavy

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Download this PDF file - European Scientific ,

significant indicator for assessing the impact of metal pollution in freshwater systems , fish from the Densu basin at Weija ranged from 0001 to 0420 µg/g wet weight , discharged from domestic activities, and industries such as mining and

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FOREST MANAGEMENT AND WATERSHED PROTECTION IN ,

watershed has direct adverse effect at i Its source ii In transit iii , Region which is the source of the Birim, Densu and Ayensu Rivers 11 , Mining including sand winning and quarrying in and around the Basin Local Government, Minerals.

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9 Impact of Land Use on Rivercdr - African Journ,

three major river basins namely the Densu basin, the Birim basin , The study also revealed that mining, indiscriminate waste disposal, , and land degradation due to improper agricultural practices are also major land use activities that impact

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English - Ramsar

Marine wetlands include the open coasts not subject to the influence of river water , Densu and subin river basins and the Sakumo and Korle Lagoon , chemicals from industrial and mining activities, and leachate from hazardous waste.

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Assessment - Forest Trends

234 Water Quality Data for Other Tributaries of the Pra River Basin ,,, 27 24 Water Quality Data for the , Figure 8:Deteriorating Raw Water Quality of Odaso near Obuasi (Illegal Mining) , account has resulted in the protection of the White Volta and Densu River basins, and in theory could be , effects of human activities and primarily as a result of pollution as well as dramatic changes to the.

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The Protection, Management and Development of the ,

industry and mining The lagoon , The upwelling is known to have considerable influence on both the local and sub-regional fisheri , Resources Management (IWRM) Component (2004-2008):The Densu Basin aspect of the IWRM.

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Study on governance in Ghana - Global Water Partn,

Strengthening of District Assemblies and EPA to enforce laws/bye laws on surface mining, water pollution etc , Approx 500,000 in Densu Basin Mechanism exists but not fair No one enforc Effects : Water shortage / pollution Ecological.

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