Project to treat wastewater for farming underway


A research project to treat wastewater for supply to urban farmers in Accra for the cultivation of vegetables is underway.

The research is being implemented by the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPRI) of the Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the CSIR-Water Research Institute (CSIR-WRI), the CSIR-Institute of Industrial Research (CSIR-IIR) and the Sewerage Systems Ghana Limited (SSGL).

It is funded by the European Union Commission under its “Achieving wider uptake of water-smart solutions” (Wider uptake).

The project is built around a set of innovative circular economy solutions co-developed by research institutions, water utilities and private businesses from industrial sectors with high water consumption, high use of material resources and energy in the areas of agriculture industry, building and manufacturing materials industry . — Graphic Online