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Water Research Institute (WRI)

The Water Research Institute (WRI) is one of the 13 research institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

It is a public institution and was established in 1996 from the merger of the former Institute of Aquatic Biology (IAB) and the Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) of the CSIR which were established in the 1960s. readmore

 

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CSIR pokes action against burning of e-waste at Agbogbloshie.

The Water Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is calling for a ban on what it calls “primitive recycling of e-waste” due to the hazardous chemicals it produces.
During an in-house review seminar by the institute on 15th March, 2017, one of its Researchers, Dr Kwadwo Ansong Asante, revealed that carcinogenic compounds are released into the atmosphere during the burning of e-waste to retrieve copper and other materials.

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SUMMARY PROFILE
DR. OSMUND DUODU ANSA-ASARE
DIRECTOR, WATER RESEARCH INSTITUTE, CSIR, GHANA.

Dr. Osmund Duodu Ansa-Asare is a Chief Research Scientist with 25 years experience in Research and Development in water resources management, including over 14 years experience in Management Position. He was involved in organizing, directing and coordinating various activities as the Deputy-Director of the CSIR-Water Research Institute. 

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Scientist Queries E-Waste Burning

Dr. Kwadwo Ansong ASANTE, a Senior Research Scientist at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has condemned the indiscriminate burning of electronic waste since it emits various contaminants into the environment.

According to him, burning of electronic appliances emits and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in addition to polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs) which are found in transformers,

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    ONE VILLAGE ,ONE DAM IS VIABLE - CSIR WRI

By Emelia Ennim Abbey , ACCRA
The Surface Water Division of the Water Research Institute (WRI) has identified various strategies to make President   Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s campaign promise of building one dam in every farming village in all the three Northern regions a reality.

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WRI urges government to rehabilitate abandoned Dams

A proposal has been made to government to rehabilitate existing or abandoned dams in order for it to realise its vision one village, one dam. The council for scientific and industrial research (CSIR-WRI), which made the proposal, said: “The majority of such dams are either heavily silted or have collapsed in sections due to heavy overland flows and weak construction.”.

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PROFILE OF DR. OSMUND DUODU ANSA-ASARE

 
Ground Water Activity
The Groundwater Division generates, process
and disseminate information on the availability
of groundwater, quantity of water to be
abstracted for various uses as well as the
reliability and sustainability of its recharge.

           Scene from Drilling Activities

Activities include;
•Groundwater Geophysical Studies to 
 delineate potential drilling points 
•Geophysical exploration 
•Geophysical survey 
•Geophysical Investigation 
•Assessment of the Groundwater Potential
 for Borehole Drilling 
•Wet and Dry Season Groundwater Monitoring
 Services
•Assessment of the Groundwater Resources
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2017 In House Review

      2017 Research and Development 

         In House Review Presentation

Monday 13th March - Surface Water Division

Tuesday 14th March - Ground Water Division

Wednesday 15th MarchEnvi. Chemistry
                  and
Sanitation Engineering Division

Thursday 16th MarchEnvironmental
                              Biology and Health Division

Friday 17th MarchFisheries and
                                         Aquaculture Division
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