Black Volta


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Black Volta

a river in W Africa, rising in SW Burkina-Faso and flowing northeast, then south into Lake Volta: forms part of the border of Ghana with Burkina-Faso and with the Ivory Coast. Length: about 800 km (500 miles)
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They fell asleep and dreamed of more adventures to come on the banks of the Black Volta.
Obuobie, "Trend analysis in observed and projected precipitation and mean temperature over the Black Volta Basin, West Africa," International Journal of Current Engineering and Technology, vol.
Solid waste (food packaging materials, plastic bags, paper, textile, leather, rubber, and carpets) are common in the Black Volta Basin which has remain a threat to the environment.
Anxiety is building in Ghana as Burkina Faso attempts to industrialize by building hydropower dams within the basin, especially as Ghana completes its plans for a dam intended at Bui Gorge on the Black Volta. (126) Burkina Faso's construction of the Bagre Dam and Kompienga Dam already affect the hydroelectric production at Lake Volta, and three more construction projects have been proposed on the upstream waters.
Two build-operate-transfer (BOT) HEP plants are being mooted: the 400mw Bui project on the Black Volta and the 125mw Pra River plant.
Affected communities of illegal mining include New Longoro, Tainso, Babatokuma, Busuama, Bewele and Tefoboi, along the north bank of the Black Volta.
To build the capacity of the local farmers for sustainable agricultural development and support 3 communities farmers to practice climate smart agriculture within the Black Volta River basin to limit the effects of climate change, land degradation and erosion.
Description : This project therefore seeks to map out the socioeconomic and ecological status of the communities and biodiversity within the ear-marked project area within the Black Volta Basin of Ghana.
Similarly, the adaptive capacity of the communities within the Black Volta basin is the lowest within the northern savannah zone due to low socioeconomic development and heavy dependence of local economies and livelihoods on rain-fed systems such as agriculture and forestry.