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READI, Water Resource Commission Organize Event in Ghana

Submitted by Isaac Nunoo

On the 7th October 2011, Rural Education and Agriculture International (READI) in collaboration Water Resource Commission, Ghana embarked on the World Water Monitoring Day at the Nyinahin, the district capital of Atwima Mponua in the Ashanti Region. Over 30 teachers and students from the Nyinahin Catholic SHS participated. Mr Antwi from A ROCHA Ghana started the programme by giving a brief introduction to water management and the need to preserve our water resources while Mr. Isaac Nunoo, the CEO of READI, explained the main purpose of World Water Monitoring Day. He also took the school pupils through the use of the water monitoring kits. Thereafter, students were divided into five groups and given a WWMD kit, which allowed them to perform basic water monitoring tests. The tests were carried out at Offin River, which flows through Adeambra. The students got water samples and the following parameters were determined: water temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen and turbidity of the water. They worked and cooperated as a team. At the end of the program, we all agreed that water resource preservation was everyone's business and they need to “preserve water resources to preserve lives.” Students really had a great time, they had fun, and learned at the same time. And they promised to share the knowledge with other students.





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