On behalf of the Government and citizens of the Republic of Ghana, I welcome you all to this Conference on Environmental Research, Technology and Policy. We ar


On behalf of the Government and citizens of the Republic of Ghana, I welcome you all to this Conference on Environmental Research, Technology and Policy. We are very proud as a nation to host this important conference.

Ghana’s involvement in this conference is very crucial because of its significance to our development. Basically the country’s economy is agrarian and it is supported by the industry and some trading activities. It is worthy to note that the environment underpins all these activities. This poses a remarkable challenge to environmental management in Ghana but every effort is being made by the Government to sustain the situation through local community participation.

The information and lessons from the various presentations on environmental research, technology and policy in this conference are going to adequately equip experts in the country and also inform decision making in no small way. I also believe that contributions and inputs from our local experts will be food for thought for some of you, so that at the end, every participant would gain one way or the other from the conference.

As a side attraction, I wish to use this opportunity to encourage

all foreign delegates to take some time off to visit the numerous ecotourism sites we have in the country This, I belief would add to the memories of the good and peaceful nation (Ghana) you have visited.

Have a pleasant stay.

Hon. Stephen Asamoah Boateng

(Minister for Local Government, Rural Development and Environment)


Over the last 30 years, a number of studies have shown that increased human and economic activities in many parts of the world have negatively impacted the Earth's environment: air, water and land. Economic activity can lead to environmental degradation by imposing stresses on natural resources and ecosystems and by increasing pollutant emissions. Environmental crisis impacts everyone on the planet but the degree to which populations living in different parts of the world contribute to this crisis depends on the level of economic development and consumption patterns. Studies suggest that as much as 70-80% of the earth’s resources (for example, fossil fuel, water, and forest products) are consumed by only 25% of the world’s population.

Although global environmental concerns are often categorized under broad themes such as climate change and desertification, environmental problems of concern to many of the world’s vulnerable groups living in marginal areas tend to have immediate consequences that affect the quality of life, livelihood and in many cases survival. Although policy and research have improved environmental sustainability in developed countries, similar gains have not been achieved in many parts of the developing world. A number of international forums, such as the 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development and the 2004 World Summit on Sustainable Development, have identified the need for countries to reduce and eliminate unsustainable patterns of production and consumption and promote appropriate demographic policies.

The First International Conference on Environmental Research, Technology and Policy, ERTEP 2007, will bring researchers, consultants, engineers, scientists, NGOs, and policy makers together to discuss global environmental issues relating to resource exploitation and consumption, development of environmental monitoring and remediation technologies, and building the capacity for environmental policy making to protect fragile ecosystems. ERTEP 2007 will also address gender issues in environmental stewardship, especially in the world’s most vulnerable regions.


  1. Environment and Health Management

  2. Mining and Environment

  3. The impact of Oil/Gas extraction and Forestry on the Environment

  4. Integration of Gender in Environmental Management

  5. State of the art Technologies for Environmental performance and protection

  6. Water Treatment, Protection and Management

  7. Environmental Monitoring and Policy Development

  8. Sustainability, Corporate Investment and Social Responsibility


  1. Environment and Health Management


Spatial distribution of heavy metals in drainage sediments of Takoradi-Axim area: Environmental implications of influence of surface geology and mineral occurrences. Emmanuel Owusu, Boudewijn de Smeth, Seidu Alidu


A model for effective delivery of health infrastructure in Ghana. Andrew Oppong-Danquah, Noel Painting.........Page 14


Influence of human activities and land use on heavy metal concentrations in irrigated vegetables in Ghana. E. Mensah, N., Kyei-Baffour, E. Ofori, G. Obeng.........Page 14


Modeling Secondary Organic Aerosols: What’s really inside? Amanda L. Northcross, Myoseon Jang.........Page 15


Water supply and health hazards in developing economies. A.A. Adeyemi, I.H. Adebakin .........Page 15


Life cycle assessment of chocolate produced in Ghana. Augustine Ntiamoah, George Afrane.........Page 15


E-waste: Sources, environmental concerns and waste management practices in Nigeria. Niskak U. Benson.........Page 16


Impact of industrial activities on the physico-chemistry and mycoflora of the new Calabar River in Nigeria. O. Obire, W.N. Barade .........Page 16


Microbial risk assessment: application and phases for evaluation of water quality. Maria Tereza Pepe Razzolini, Wanda Maria Risso Gunther, Adelaide Cassia Nardocci.........Page 17


Environment, migration, and food security in the upper west region of Ghana. Isaac Luginaah, Tony Weis, Sylvester Galaa, Mathew K. Nkrumah, Rachel Benzer-Kerr, Daniel Bagah.........Page 17


The need for an integrated disaster management strategy in North African Cities: A case study of Algiers (Algeria).Djillali Benouar.........Page 18


Integrated sewage and health care waste-to-energy for greening health care institutions in developing countries: The case of BTWAL waste-to-energy application in Ghana. Philip Acquah, Dr. John Afari Idan.........Page 18


Poultry waste disposal practices in the Kumasi Metropolis. A. Bart-Plange, A.Addo, N. Kyei-Baffour.........Page 19


Heavy metal levels in singed cattle hide (WELE) and its human health implications. D.K. Essumang, D.K. Dodoo, K.C. Adokoh, V. Koka, B.N. Nkrumah, A.C.D. Nuer.........Page 19


Engineering assessment of medical waste management in selected hospitals in Osun State. O.O. Fadipe, M.O. Ogedengbe .........Page 19


Environmental contaminant in breast milk and their impacts: incorporation, methodology analysis and risk assessment. Dr.Paul C. Njoku, Bhanuvita Ridhima Njoku, Rani Durgawati Vihwavidyalay.........Page 20


Noise pollution and human health: a case study of Port Harcourt Metropolis in rivers state of Niger Delta Region-Nigeria. Mrs. Mfrekemfon P. Inyang.........Page 20


Sustainable production of traditional medicines in Africa. Osunderu Oluwakemi Abosede.........Page 21


A Study on health care waste management practice in Dhaka City. Mr. Ashrafur Rahman, Masum Ahmed Patwary, M. Habibur Rahman.........Page 21

  1. Mining and Environment


Dealing with environmental issues post privatization of the mining sector Zambian experience. Joseph Makumba.........Page 21


Quantification of the impact of irrigating with coalmine waters on the underlying aquifers. Danie Vermeulen, Brent Usher.........Page 22


Biogeochemical processes in mine waste dumps and their impact for remediation measures. Axel Schippers, Dagmar Kock.........Page 22


A pilot study of three soil covers for mine decommissioning. Celestine Allotey, Dr. Ernest K. Yanful.........Page 23


Heavy metal concentrations of sediments from small scale gold mining sites in the Ashanti and western regions of Ghana. A. Manu,Y.A. Twumasi, T.L. Coleman. A.A. Mensah, M.A. Tabatabai, A.E. Norton.........Page 23


The assessment and mitigation of pollution from historic, mines in British Columbia, Canada. Robert G. McCandless.........Page 23


Contaminated identities: understanding human and environmental risks and livelihood options among small-scale gold miners in Ghana. Dr. Petra Tschakert, Nicole Laliberte.........Page 24


Ghana’s mining laws: assessment of sustainable development and mine reclamation in Ghana. Henry Antwi, Victoria Bleppony.........Page 24


ICMM’s good practice guidance for mining and biodiversity. Peter Coombes, John H Gardner .........Page 24


Enviromental impact of mining and ore processing – a case study at satellite goldfields limited. Mr. Albert Otchere Ainoo, Prof. Newton Amegbey, Dr. Raymond S. Suglo .........Page 25


The impact of mining on the riverine ecosystem of Ghana – a strategic environment assessment perspective. Joseph S. Amakye, Seth Larmie, Ron Smit.........Page 25


An investigation of the effect of the degree of saturation on the oxygen reaction rate coefficient of sulphidic tailings. Mathieu Gosselin, Mamert Mbonimpa, Michel Aubertin, Vincent Martin.........Page 26


Application of coal fly ash to replace lime in management of reactive mine tailings. Hongliu Wang, Julie Shang, Yanqing Xu, Muluken Yeheyis, Ernest Yanful.........Page 26


Assessment of a natural wetland for the remediation of acid mine drainage (AMD) at Tarkwa, Ghana. Miss V.E. Asamoah, Prof. E.K. Asiam, Dr. J.S. Kuma.........Page 26


Mining, miner’s health and community health. Dr. Edith Clarke, Dr. Bjorn Wenngren.........Page 27


The ecological situation of Mongolia. Sharav Purevsuren.........Page 27


Preliminary studies on the water quality of the active areas of the Ashanti gold belt. Francis W.Y. Momade, Grace S. Darabor.........Page 27


Neutralization potential of reclaimed limestone residual (RLR).H. Keith Moo-Young.........Page 28


Evaluation of humidity cell as kinetic technique in AMD prediction. N. Himidi E., Mohamedelhassan, L.M. Amaratunga, J.Q. Shang.........Page 28


The transboundary transportation of mine pollutants in the southern African subcontinent. Simangele Dalmini.........Page 28


Phenomenal environmental impact of artisanal small scale gold mining at Teshi in the Zebillah District, Ghana. S. Al-Hassan, R.S. Nartey, R.K. Amankwah.........Page 28


Guidelines for tailings dam safety-an initiative by the Swedish mining industry. Lars-Ake Lindahl.........Page 29


Mining and corporate social responsibility (CSR) partnerships within a South African context. L. Mabuza, N. Molebatsia, M. Kwata.........Page 29


To what extent is sustainable local economic and community development possible through mining? Mr. Mekiah Mugonda.........Page 29


Challenges facing Zambia in managing environmental degradation due to small scale mining activities. Dr. Victor Mutambo.........Page 30


Intelligent machine monitoring and sensing for safe surface mining operations. S. Frimpong, Y. Li, N. Aouad.........Page 30

  1. Oil and Gas Extraction and Environment


Thermal utilisation of solid recovered fuels as part of an integrated waste management concept. Gregory Dunnu, Jörg Maier, Alexander Gerhardt.........Page 31


The Kyoto Protocol and its Window of Opportunities for the Nigerian Gas Sector. Morgan Leo, Shawn E. Simmons.........Page 31


Acid sulphate soil risk mapping: a tool for sustainable oil and gas production in wetland areas. Dr. Elijah Ohimain.........Page 32


Managing corporate-community conflicts: lessons from forest-mining conflicts in Ghana. E. Marfo.........Page 32


Proposed plan of action for research on desertification in the Sudan: with special reference to Greater Darfur States. Dr. Abdalmohsin Rizgalla, Dr. Daldoum M.A., Dr. Salih A.A.........Page 33


Natural regeneration of Boswellia papyrifera Del (Hochst) stands in Jebel Marra Dar Fur, Sudan. Abuelgasim A. Adam, A. Elhouri Ahmed, Abdalla M. El Tayeb.........Page 33


Reversing Africa’s deforestation for sustainable development. Kwadwo Tutu, Charles Akol.........Page 33


Settlement erosion: a case study of the Sunyani Municipality. N. Kyei-Baffour ,E. Ofori, E. Mensah, S. Barnie .........Page 34


Assessing environmental implications of converting agricultural land for bioenergy feedstock production in North Alabama. E.Z. Nyakatawa D.A. Mays, V.R. Tolbert.........Page 34


Environmental services of agroforestry in southern Africa: lessons, challenges and future directions. G. Sileshi, F. K. Akinnifesi, P. W. Matakala, O.C. Ajayi.........Page 34


Soil desiccation in the loess plateau region of China. Li Wang, Quanjiu Wang, Sanping Wei.........Page 35


Impact and management of spills in Nigeria. Akpan Iniobong C. .........Page 35


Soil pollution by a refinery near Port Harcourt, Nigeria. G.R.E.E Ana, G.T. Leton, M. K. C. Sridhar.........Page 36


Impact and management of oil spill in the Niger Delta. Francesca E Essien.........Page 36


Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon absorption by fish in crude oil contaminated waters. Chimezie Anyakora, Herbert Coker, Ibukun Afolami, Teddy Ehianeta, Ugochukwu Obiakor, Funke Babalogbon.........Page 37


West African gas pipeline (WAGP) project: associated problems and possible remedies. E.O. Obanijesu, M.A. Waheed, S.R.A. Macaulay.........Page 37


Blends of polyvinyl pyrrolidone and polyacrylamide as corrosion inhibitors for aluminum in acidic medium. S. A. Umoren, E. E. Ebenso.........Page 37


Assessment of coastal estuarine contamination by total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPHs) and heavy metal in mangrove sediments and Tympanotonus fuscatus from the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Nsikak Udom Benson, Joseph Peter Essien, Sylvester Peter Antai. .........Page 38


A multi-disciplinary approach to reclamation research in the oil sands region of Canada. Chris Kelln, S. Lee Barbour, Brett Purdy, Clara Qualizza.........Page 38


A comparative case study for detection of radiation in vegetable leaves, in a coastal oil producing and hinterland non-oil producing regions in Akwa Ibom State. Godfrey T. Akpabio, Bassey E. Bassey.........Page 39

  1. 781772 null when less is more the complete guide for women considering breast reduction surgery

    un cielo 78177 NULL When less is more the complete guide for women considering breast reduction surgery 705517 NULL YALSA Quick Picks Cy Fair 79 5 9 3001 Lyo postmodern condition a report on knowledge 800591 30010 8 Hol complete guide to consulting
  2. On behalf of capgan, it is a pleasure to welcome you to the 5

    On behalf of CAPGAN, it is a pleasure to welcome you to the 5th Congress on Diarrhoea and Malnutrition. Darwin is an appropriate location to hold this Congress because it is a tropical city and Aboriginal children still suffer high
  3. International Society for Environmental Ethics

    This bibliography contains ISEE Newsletter entries, vols. 1-16, 1990-2005, but not 2006 Newsletter entries. They will be merged into this document spring 2007.
  4. Psychological trends in retrospect and prospect: Invited symposium of iupsyS past-presidents

    Notice: This abstract book is distributed among the participants of the 28th International Congress of Psychology. The registered participants paper abstracts will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Psychology
  5. The Media and the Rwanda Genocide

    Fountain Publishers Ltd
Fountain House, 55 Nkrumah Road, P.O. Box 488, Kampala, Uganda
E-mail: fountain@starcom.co.ug
ISBN-10 9970–02–595–3
ISBN-13 978–9970–02–595–4
  6. The 13 Illuminati Bloodlines

    Introduction.The Astor Bloodline.The Bundy Bloodline.The Collins Bloodline.The DuPont Bloodline.The Freeman Bloodline.The Kennedy Bloodline.The Li Bloodline.
  7. Focus on communication

    Cursul de limba engleză, nivel mediu-avansat, îşi propune să dea studenţilor care urmează cursurile Facultăţii de Comunicare şi Relaţii Publice în sistemul Învăţământ Deschis la Distanţă (IDD) posibilitatea de a învăţa şi exersa situaţii
  8. List of abbreviations (the name of periodicals)

    B.S. American Behavioral Scientist A.Bo. Across The Board A.C.R. Advances In Competitiveness Research A.C.S. ACM Computing Surveys A.
  9. The people have had their say

    Over the last seven months, independent education foundation Edge has collated the public responses to our Have your say campaign through Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, TESConnect, blogs and via emails, online messages and at events.

Другие похожие документы..