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Tropical Program: ASGM and Mercury
Tropical Program: ASGM and Mercury

Water, Human Health, and Sustainable Development

The Integrated Assessment of Water Sustainability, Infrastructure Integrity and Health in Small-Scale Gold Mining Communities in Ghana examines the ASGM sector using an interdisciplinary and collaborative research methodology.
Project Overview

Project Overview

The Integrated Assessment of ASGM in Ghana seeks to identify policy-relevant solutions that allow the ASGM sector to develop in a manner that maintains water quality for environmental and human health without compromising short- and long-term economic growth.

The Assessment is divided into three primary technical workgroups:

  • Natural Science
  • Human Health
  • Socioeconomics

 

Workgroup members synthesized available information on ASGM and in many cases conducted independent research on topics related to each workgroup. Based on the information gathered, workgroups have developed overview reports that include potential policy responses designed to assist with the economic development of the ASGM sector while constantly maintaining focus on environmental and human health issues.

Workgroup Meeting in Accra, Ghana

WORKGROUP MEETING IN ACCRA, GHANA

Integrated Assessment workgroup members met at the University of Ghana - Legon in April 2014 to discuss relevant policy responses based on the qualitative and quantitative assessments conducted. Workgroup members include representatives from academia, government and NGOs from across Ghana. David Buck, BRI's Tropical Program director, attended the meeting as an external adviser for the Natural Sciences workgroup.
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