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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.

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Prof. Mike Yaw Osei-Atweneboana 

Director, CSIR-Water Research Institute

 

Prof. Mike Yaw Osei-Atweneboana is the Director of CSIR-Water Research Institute, he is a Principal Research Scientist with the Bio-Medical and Public Health Research Unit of the Institute. He is an Associate Professor of the CSIR-College of Science and Technology, Accra. 

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STREC-GHANA INCEPTION MEETING

The inception meeting will be used for planning and conducting refresher training in ethics review, SOP development and RHInnO Ethics platform. In addition, the session will be used to carry out Needs and Gaps assessment as well as performance enhancement of the review and the technical processes required to ensure 

DATE: 24TH - 25TH NOVEMBER, 2020

                 9:00AM - 4:30PM

VENUE: BEST WESTERN PREMIER HOTEL, ACCRA 

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Strategies for restoring the Aquaculture industry in Ghana: Contribution of CSIR- Water Research Institute

 CSIR-Water Research Institute proposed strategies for dealing with Aquaculture Crises in Ghana

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The CSIR-Water Research Institute in collaboration with CSIR-Food Research Institute

are implementing the strategic workplans and actions in FSL-Ac, specifically in Adentan Municipal Assembly, Ga South Municipal Assembly, Tema Metropolitan Assembly and neighbouring Asuogyaman District Assembly in Eastern Region.

For further details, please contact the Project Coordinators on

+233 (0) 244 610 181, +233 (0) 50 845 3747

or email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it | This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Religious practices and Neglected Tropical Diseases: What is the connection?

On a warm and humid Sunday afternoon during a COUNTDOWN field trip on schistosomiasis(link is external) related to our implementation research on expanding the mass drug administration treatment against schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis,  I observed 20 individuals performing the Christian practice of baptism by full-water-immersion in Manheam - a community along the Weija dam where schistosomiasis remains highly endemic.

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CARCINOGENICITY AND SOURCE IDENTIFICATION OF POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS (PAHS) IN ‘WELE’- A COMMERCIALLY IMPORTANT COWHIDE FROM SELECTED MARKETS IN THE GREATER ACCRA REGION, GHANA.

 A significant part of meat products in Ghanaian diets which is patronized by most Ghanaians is ‘Wele’- a commercially available singed cowhide. In several parts of Africa, cowhide is processed and consumed as a delicacy by majority of the populations with different social status.

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 FutureDAMS

Design and Assessment of resilient and sustainable interventions in water-energy-food-environment Mega-Systems

Project Launch and Stakeholder Interactions

The Water Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-WRI) –Ghana is partnering the University of Manchester–UK and other Universities/Research Institutions in Europe, Africa and Asia to implement the FutureDAMS programme. Funded by the UK Research Councils, FutureDAMS involves a collaboration across academic disciplines....

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Scientist Queries E-Waste Burning

Dr. Kwadwo Ansong ASANTE, a Principal 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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COVID 19 Update

 

COVID-19 IN GHANA

       UPDATE

 

COVID-19

 What you need to know about
         COVID-19

Compiled by George T. Mensah and Dorothy Lomo-Mainoo

Environmental Biology and Health Division                  (Parasitology Section)

CSIR Water Research Institute Accra.

According to WHO, Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause various types illness (which range from the common cold to more severe diseases) such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). They are common in people and many different species of animals (CDC, 2020). They are zoonotic virus and therefore spreads from animals to humans and vice-versa. They have their origin in bats and the genetic make for the Chinese and US species are similar.

COVID-19 is the most recent member of the family and it is known to cause acute respiratory disease. The virus has been renamed” SARS-CoV-2” and causes Corona Virus Disease -2019 (COVID-19-CDC, 2020).

 It spreads from person to person through contact with an infected person in close contact within less than one metre radius and through droplets from the respiratory system of an infected person through sneezing or coughing. These droplets cause infection if they find their way to the lungs, nose, mouth and eyes of normal persons. One can also get the infection through touching the surfaces of objects that have the virus on them and then touching their own mouth, nose or eyes.

 Symptoms of COVID-19

The symptoms appear two to 14 days after exposure and includes; 

a) Fever

b) Dry Cough 

c) Shortness of breath/difficulty in breathing

d) Constant or persistent pain and pressure in the chest

Emergency warning signs includes all the above and;
Confusion in the thought pattern
Bluish lips /face

Prevention

  • Wash your hands often with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds
  • Take Vitamin C to help boost your immune system
  • Use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with an unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Keep a distance of at least two metres people when in public .
  • Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing dispose of it immediately.
  • If you are sick or caring for someone who is sick, wear a face mask.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces (including door locks, tables, light switches, foams, keyboards, toilets seats and sinks.
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.

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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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