The Volta River Basin

Its natural resources sustain the livelihoods of its population and contribute to economic development. This book provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary review and assessment of the issues and challenges faced.

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Author: Timothy O. Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317479536

Category: Nature

Page: 282

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The Volta River Basin (VRB) is an important transboundary basin in West Africa that covers approximately 410,000 square kilometres across six countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali and Togo. Its natural resources sustain the livelihoods of its population and contribute to economic development. This book provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary review and assessment of the issues and challenges faced. The authors provide a science-based assessment of current and future scenarios of water availability, the demands of key sectors, including agriculture and hydropower, and the environment under changing demographic, economic, social and climatic conditions. They also identify solutions and strategies that will allow available water resources to be sustainably used to improve agricultural productivity, food security and economic growth in the VRB. Overall, the work examines from a multidisciplinary and multi-stakeholder perspective the solutions and strategies to improve the use of water and other natural resources in the VRB to achieve enhanced food security, livelihoods and economic growth.

Watershed Management in the Volta River Basin West Africa

by the management of the watershed . At present no comprehensive hydrological
model for the Volta River Basin exists ( GLOWA - Volta , 2000 ) which makes
communication about dam construction and other water issues nearly impossible
.

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Author: Joie Chiana Taylor

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924090207311

Category:

Page: 114

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The Water Resource Implications of Changing Climate in the Volta River Basin

The Volta River is one of the major rivers in Africa.

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Author: Matthew McCartney

Publisher: IWMI

ISBN: 9789290907640

Category:

Page: 40

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The Volta River is one of the major rivers in Africa. In this study, a dynamic regional climate model (CCLM), a hydrological model (SWAT) and a water resource model (WEAP) were used to provide an assessment of one downscaled ‘middle impact’ climate change scenario on the performance of existing and planned irrigation and hydropower schemes. The results indicate that, by the middle of the twenty-first century, altered climate is likely to undermine the technical performance of existing and planned reservoirs, which will, in turn, affect development outcomes. Future water resources development in the basin requires interventions that bolster resilience and water security. Much more systematic planning of water storage, greater cooperation between the riparian states and consideration of innovative approaches to water storage are needed.

Allocating Water Resources for Agricultural and Economic Development in the Volta River Basin

4 The Oti River Basin . . . 2 . 5 RIVER BASIN MODELS . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . 5 . 1 Model
Limitations , Strengths and Weaknesses 2 . 5 . 2 Conceptual Framework . 2 . 6
THE MODELING APPROACH . . . 3 WATER USERS IN THE VOLTA RIVER
BASIN ...

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Author: Patrick Obeng-Asiedu

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing

ISBN: IND:30000100452675

Category: Burkina Faso

Page: 164

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Freshwater is needed in every aspect of life and is probably the most fundamental resource in sustaining life. It has been and will remain a key determinant of population growth and distribution, social and political organization and the quality of life. The aim of this study is to evaluate the costs and benefits as well as the tradeoffs and complementarities across water using sectors in the Volta River basin, notably Burkina Faso and Ghana. The model used was coded in the modeling language of the General Algebraic Modeling System. The author points out that profits per unit of water and hectare vary by crop and that liberalizing crop patterns could increase farmer profits from crop production. The study shows that increasing irrigated areas through inefficient water use systems in the basin will effectively render un-operational, the small hydropower projects in Burkina Faso and reduce the amount of power that the Akosombo reservoir can generate per month.

The Volta River Project Engineering report by Sir William Halcrow Partners

The main communications affecting the Ajena power development are described
in detail in Chapter 7 of this Report . ion Population The main centres of
population in the Volta Basin are in the northern half and in the extreme south . In
these ...

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Author: Volta River Project Preparatory Commission

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105005691089

Category: Aluminum industry and trade

Page:

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Background to the Volta River Project

ment endorsed the Secretary of State ' s proposals and informed West African
Aluminium Limited that their plans would be considered in relation to the
development of the Volta Basin as a whole . Shortly after this , Sir William
Harcrow and Par ...

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Author: John Coleman De Graft-Johnson

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105120504597

Category: Aluminum industry and trade

Page: 41

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The River Basin in History and Law

GHANA: The Volta River Authority — A project to harness the Volta River for
power and irrigation was launched in 1962, financed by the Ghana government,
the World Bank, the U.S. government, and Great Britain. It includes a 370-foot
high ...

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Author: Ludwik A. Teclaff

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401510257

Category: Law

Page: 228

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Fresh water is one of man's most vital needs. The distribution of water within river basins has a direct bearing on the organization of water resources development to meet this ever-expanding need. River basins, despite their very great diversity in other respects, have one physical characteristic in common: each is a more or less self-contained unit within whose bounds all the surface and part or all of the ground waters form an interconnected, interdependent system. This inter dependence has such far-reaching implications - for pollution and flood control, apportionment of supply, relations between upstream and downstream riparians, to mention only a few examples - that the river basin has become almost universally accepted (within the past 20 or 30 years at least) as the unit of optimal water resources de velopment. Professor Teclaff's work (which was originally submitted to the New York University School of Law as a doctoral dissertation) is the first fully developed response to the important resolution passed by the International Law Association at its New York meeting in I958 recognizing the legal nature of the international river basin. His study quite properly, therefore, poses the question whether the adoption of the river basin unit is a temporary phenomenon, reflecting the current stage of technology and of administrative, economic, and legal thought on water resources development, or whether the de terminative influence of the river basin's physical unity which has always operated in the past will continue to operate in the future.

Dam Design and Operation to Optimize Fish Production in Impounded River Basins

Monogr . , 17 : 87-98 Obeng - Asamoa , E.K. , The effect of the Akosombo dam on
the oxygen regime of the Volta 1979 waters below the dam . In Proceedings of
the International Conference on Kainji Lake and river basins development in ...

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Author: G. M. Bernacsek

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org

ISBN: UCSD:31822000446013

Category: Nature

Page: 98

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

... USE Black Volta River Volta River ( Ghana ) UF Amo River ( Ghana ) BT Rivers
Ghana Volta River Delta ( Ghana ) USE Volta Delta ( Ghana ) Volta River Valley (
Ghana ) UF Volta Valley ( Ghana ) BT Valleys – Ghana Volta River Watershed ...

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Author: Library of Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89122457666

Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress

Page:

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Treaties and Other International Acts Series

... Volta River Basin area in the territories of the Participating Governments ;
Considering the strategy proposed in the Report of the Preparatory Assistance
Mission to the Participating Governments for a Programme of Onchocerciasis
Control in ...

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Author: United States. Department of State

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119485121

Category: United States

Page:

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Transboundary River Basin Management and Sustainable Development

2 : Proposed institutional structure suitable for water resources development in
the basin co - operation relating to general development siasis Control ... The
development of the Volta River cooperation between the co - basin Countries .

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Author: Jan Cornelis van Dam

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210024982538

Category: International rivers

Page:

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Volta River Aluminium Scheme

Meanwhile the Gold Coast Government had decided that the development of the
Volta River Basin should be viewed as a whole and that a comprehensive
investigation and report should be obtained before any further rights to develop
the ...

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Author: Great Britain. Colonial Office

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105120504605

Category: Aluminum industry and trade

Page: 22

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The Volta Resettlement Experience

William Halcrow and Partners , Report on Development of the River Volta Basin ,
Alliance House , London , for the Government of the Gold Coast , August 15 ,
1951 . Development of the Volta River Basin , a Statement by the Government of
 ...

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Author: Robert Chambers

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015028162454

Category: Land settlement

Page: 286

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River Basins of Ghana Water Year Book

WATER YEAR BOOK 1964-65 CONTENTS PART 1- VOLTA BASIN Page 1.
River Basins of ... List of River Gauge Stations ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5 ... ( Facing page
174 ) Part II - RIVER BASINS OF GHANA OTHER THAN THE VOLTA 13. River
Basins ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$C162790

Category:

Page:

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The Sustainable Integrated Development of the Volta Basin in Ghana

Report on test of suitability of the waters of the Volta Estuary at Azizanya , Ada for
water sports . I . A . B . Report 92 , 25pp . Amoah , C . M . ( 1979 ) . Proceedings of
the International Conference on Kainji Lake and River Basins Development in ...

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Author: Christopher Gordon

Publisher: VOLTA Basin Research Project University of Ghana

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111189119

Category: Sustainable agriculture

Page: 159

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