Water - Market visit to Ghana 2022
Denmark has been active in the water sector in Ghana for many years through our strategic sector development cooperation and several Danish companies are already active in the market. Areas of specific interest for local stakeholders in Ghana include water supply, non-revenue water, and wastewater management.
28.02.2022 - 04.03.2022
The programme is in progress and more details will follow.
The market visit will focus on the work already taking place in Ghana
The Strategic Sector Cooperation between the City of Aarhus and the City of Tema focuses on drinking water (reducing non-revenue water) and wastewater management.
Ghana Water Company Ltd (GWCL), which is responsible for providing drinking water in the City of Tema is a key partner under the SSC programme. GWCL together with Aarhus Vand has identified a number of key projects aimed at reducing the non-revenue water challenge.
GWCL operates 88 systems in all ten regions of the country serving over 500,000 households/customers. Current non-revenue water levels are over 50%. GWCL has projects worth over a USD billion in their pipeline to improve coverage to unserved areas and refurbish dilapidated infrastructure to reduce water losses.
Ramboll report identifies concrete opportunities in Ghana
In 2020, the Embassy together with Rambøll conducted a survey to identify concrete opportunities in both industrial and municipal wastewater management.
Several opportunities ranging from wastewater treatment for reuse, polishing of secondary effluent, household treatment system, operation and maintenance, pretreatment were identified for Danish technology providers.
Danish strongholds that will be promoted toward key stakeholders
- Sustainable and efficient water supply/reduce water leakage (Non-revenue water)
- Climate-friendly and efficient wastewater treatment à contributing to the transition to a carbon-neutral economy with a focus on energy savings, energy production from sludge treatment and nutrient recovery.
- Water management and urban resilience. Design, planning and implementation of overall water strategies.
- Sustainable innovation with a focus on digital asset management and co-creating through