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Environmental sanitation and pollution control measures in the Odaw-Korle River catchment, Ghana

Environmental sanitation and pollution control measures in the Odaw-Korle River catchment, Ghana

Abraham, Ernest Mensah, Martin, Adrienne M. ORCID: 0000-0001-9305-7302 and Cofie, Olufunke (2018) Environmental sanitation and pollution control measures in the Odaw-Korle River catchment, Ghana. Development in Practice. pp. 1-10. ISSN 0961-4524 (Print), 1364-9213 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/09614524.2018.1480109)

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Abstract

This article reports on a study that sought to understand the major factors to consider in changing poor environmental sanitation practices in urban communities in Accra, Ghana. The study focused on three main issues: the drivers of sanitation and pollution control measures in the communities; community members’ perceptions on the influence of poor planning on environmental sanitation and pollution; and how existing local governance arrangements influence environmental sanitation and pollution control. It found that efforts are made at the city, community, and individual levels to control poor environmental practices. In order to control environmental pollution, policy initiatives on sanctions should be coupled with the provision of efficient sanitation facilities and services.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Environment (built and natural), water and sanitation, Sub-Saharan Africa, pollution, governance
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Development Studies Research Group
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2018 14:22
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/21187

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