The Volta delta is a very dynamic environment, forming the interface between the Volta river and the Atlantic ocean. The delta is a home for many communities, settled both at the shorelines and more inland. Furthermore the delta provides great natural values and a habitat for many species.The coastline of the Volta delta suffers from erosion, threatening these communities and natural habitats. Furthermore the delta largely consists of low-lying lands which are prone to flooding. The large scale geology and morphology of the delta are explored and the natural forcing of the coastal system is determined in terms of waves, currents and human impact.
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Ken Kinney (kinney(at)thedevin.org), The Development Institute, Accra, Ghana
Seminar Integrated design of Ghana’s Volta delta and coast (15 May 2018)
During the seminar several research projects in Ghana will be presented and the Ghanaian and Dutch student teams will pitch their research results to a group of government stakeholders connected to the Volta Delta that will be in the Netherlands at the invitation of the Dutch embassy that week.
>Ghana Wing coordinator Ken Kinney and Delta Alliance director Kim van Nieuwaal at the Ghana Volta delta workshop at Delft University on 15 May
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Report: The coastal system of the Volta delta, Ghana: Strategies and opportunities for development (January 2018)
This report is written for the Delft Deltas Infrastructure and Mobility Initiative (DIMI) Volta delta special case. In extension on the workshop in the Volta delta, early October 2017, a literature review is produced to bundle the existing knowledge of the coastal system of the Volta delta and to process this knowledge in practical handles for design.
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Dutch-Ghanian student team jointly worked on complex challenges of the Ghana Volta Delta (November 2017)
A group of students and teachers from Delft University of Technology, faculties of Architecture and the Built Environment, Civil Engineering and Geosciences and Technology, Policy and Management worked with Ghanaian students of KNUST, Central University and University of Ghana to develop integrated solutions for the complex challenges of the Volta Delta in Ghana.
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