WASCAL has donated four (4) automatic water level sensors and one (1) water quality sensor to the Water Research Institute in Accra. This contribution aims to address the challenges of hydrological data availability and collection in the West African region and facilitate research, capacity building, and service development in the face of Climate Change.

The donated Automatic Hydrological sensors have parameters at which each level can log and send by telemetry to the online server (from water level to water temperature, PH measurement of water, electric conductivity, and turbidity).

Dr. Francis Agyenim Boateng, Vice Chair of the WASCAL Governing Board, presented the sensors to Prof. Mike Yaw Osei-Atweneboana, Director of the Water Research Institute, on behalf of WASCAL.

Speaking at the handing-over ceremony, Dr. Agyenim Boateng emphasized the essence of research integration for solving real-world problems and expressed pride in the partnership with WASCAL.

Professor Kehinde Ogunjobi, WASCAL Research Director, highlighted in his speech the willingness of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) through WASCAL to fund the installation, training, and maintenance of the equipment.

Prof. Osei-Atweneboana expressed gratitude on behalf of the Water Research Institute, stating that they were honored to be selected as the beneficiaries of the donated equipment. He commended WASCAL for its reputation in fulfilling promises and expressed hope for further opportunities in the future. He therefore handed over the sensors to respective departmental heads, the Surface Water and Climate Change, and the Environmental Chemistry and Sanitation departments.

WASCAL remains committed to its mission of advancing Climate Change research and supporting sustainable development in West Africa. The organization is dedicated to collaborating with regional partners and institutions to address the challenges posed by climate change effectively.