impact of human activities on water quality of two major dams in ghana



Alexander Ayertey Odonkor The Impact of Human Capital on Economic Growth in Ghana Alexander Ayertey Odonkor The Impact of Human Capital on Economic Growth in Ghana Новинка

Alexander Ayertey Odonkor The Impact of Human Capital on Economic Growth in Ghana

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2017 in the subject Business economics - Accounting and Taxes, grade: 2.1, , language: English, abstract: The purpose of the study was to determine the impact of human capital on economic growth in Ghana. The study employs secondary data extracted mainly from economic data from Ghana Statistical Service, World Bank, Journals of Economic Studies and Bank of Ghana Research Unit and website spanning from 1970 to 2010. The research design was modelled after what has been commonly employed in the existing literature in determining the impact of human capital on economic growth in Ghana. The study applied ordinary least squares regression (OLS) to estimate the models and perform data analysis. The results of the study show the impact of human capital on economic growth within a forty year period.On the basis of the economic apriori expectation and regression result, it was discovered that the impact of human capital on economic growth in Ghana is positively related. The study concludes that improved human capital leads to economic growth.
Chikopa Innocent Andy Samuel Impact of Socioeconomic Activities on Water Quality Chikopa Innocent Andy Samuel Impact of Socioeconomic Activities on Water Quality Новинка

Chikopa Innocent Andy Samuel Impact of Socioeconomic Activities on Water Quality

There has been an increase in socio-economic activities after Zomba was declared a city in Southern Malawi in 2008. Sites within Zomba such as Songani and Namiwawa have not been spared as they are potential areas for expansion of the city. The study was carried out to assess the socio-economic activities along the catchments of Songani and Namiwawa rivers in Zomba, Southern Malawi, and their impact on water quality. This book gives out the methodology and results of the study which should help policy makers, different stakeholders and anyone willing to carryout similar study.Furthermore, it gives an insight to the need for protective measures to avoid irreversible deterioration of the water resources due to rapid expansion of the cities.
Cheabu Benjamin Spears Ngmekpele Sachet Water Quality in Ghana Cheabu Benjamin Spears Ngmekpele Sachet Water Quality in Ghana Новинка

Cheabu Benjamin Spears Ngmekpele Sachet Water Quality in Ghana

Sachet water is viewed as the latest, low-cost technological incarnation of vended water in developing countries, especially in Ghana. This book presents the case of sachet water in Obuasi in the Ashanti region of Ghana. It investigated sachet water quality, that is, its microbial and physical and chemical properties. It revealed the state of a popular, if not primary source of vended drinking water.
E. Boon, A. Ahenkan, K. A. Domfeh Human and environmental health linkages in Ghana. A case study of Bibiani-Bekwai and Sefwi Wiawso Districts E. Boon, A. Ahenkan, K. A. Domfeh Human and environmental health linkages in Ghana. A case study of Bibiani-Bekwai and Sefwi Wiawso Districts Новинка

E. Boon, A. Ahenkan, K. A. Domfeh Human and environmental health linkages in Ghana. A case study of Bibiani-Bekwai and Sefwi Wiawso Districts

Scientific Study from the year 2008 in the subject Environmental Sciences, grade: B, , 69 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Health, environment and poverty are closely interrelated and inseparable, particularly in developing countries. WHO estimates that environmental factors are the root cause of 25% of the total burden of disease worldwide and account for about 35% in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Effective environmental management is the key to avoiding a quarter of all preventable illnesses which are directly caused by environmental factors. In the Bibiani-Bekwai and Sefwi Wiawso Districts of the Western Region of Ghana, the environment has been altered by complex human induced factors, which have negatively impacted on the health of the population. This paper seeks to establish the major causes of environmental and human health degradation and whether there is a direct link between environmental degradation and human health in Bibiani-Bekwai and the Sefwi Wiawso Districts in the Western Region of Ghana. Four complementary approaches were used during the investigation: extensive literature review, consultations with key informants, the administration of questionnaires, and stakeholder consultations. The data was analyzed using SPSS to establish the linkages between environmental deterioration and human health in the two districts. The results clearly suggest that environmental degradation seriously affects human health in the two districts. 80% of the ...
Eugene Agyei Corporate Social Responsibility Awareness and Consumer Purchasing Decision-Making of Sachet Water Eugene Agyei Corporate Social Responsibility Awareness and Consumer Purchasing Decision-Making of Sachet Water Новинка

Eugene Agyei Corporate Social Responsibility Awareness and Consumer Purchasing Decision-Making of Sachet Water

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2017 in the subject Business economics - Business Ethics, Corporate Ethics, grade: A, , course: Sociology, language: English, abstract: The purpose of this study was to empirically investigate Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) awareness and consumer purchasing decision-making of sachet water among University of Ghana students. The study sought to find answers to the following questions: What is the awareness level of CSR activities of sachet water producers in Ghana among consumers? What are consumer perceptions about CSR activities of sachet water producers? How do CSR initiatives of sachet water producers influence purchasing behavior of customers? A sample size of one hundred (100) consumers of sachet water was selected from University of Ghana for the study using the purposive random and convenience sampling method. The data obtained were analysed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS 20.0) software. From the study, the researcher found out that, relatively fewer consumers of sachet water are aware of CSR activities of sachet water companies. The study also discovered that more consumers highly perceived environmental friendly activities as corporate socially responsible. The study also revealed that, other factors such as product quality, brand, advertisements and price influence the purchasing decisions of sachet water buyers, even to a greater extent than CSR. It was found that consumers are particularly concerned about q...
Ragunath Gnanasekaran Impact of Climate Change on Major Crops in Tamil Nadu Ragunath Gnanasekaran Impact of Climate Change on Major Crops in Tamil Nadu Новинка

Ragunath Gnanasekaran Impact of Climate Change on Major Crops in Tamil Nadu

Climate change is a significant and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods ranging from decades to millions of years. There are a number of reasons for global climate change, examples of which include the increased intensity of solar energy or the cyclicality of Earth's temperatures, volcanism, oceanic circulation cycles, biosphere impact, ultraviolet radiation variability, reflectivity, rotational variation, solar systemic changes, galaxy positional variability, albedo, human influence and so on. The present research analyse on the impact of climate change on major crops in Tamil Nadu. It is observed from the study more that there is no impact of climate change on major crops. The major crops present a very little change in the productivity due to change in climate. Their co-efficient of variations are more or less uniform except for cotton the variation in cotton is observed in the latter half of the period of study. Its rise in productivity may due to the adoption of new technology in cultivation and the use of modern implements in agriculture. Thus climate change has no direct impact of major crops.
Dennis Anyomi Assessing the Impact of Quality Electricity Supply on Industrial Performance. A Case Study of Industries in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana Dennis Anyomi Assessing the Impact of Quality Electricity Supply on Industrial Performance. A Case Study of Industries in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana Новинка

Dennis Anyomi Assessing the Impact of Quality Electricity Supply on Industrial Performance. A Case Study of Industries in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana

Master's Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject Energy Sciences, grade: A, - (GTUC / Coventry University), course: MSc Engineering Project Mangement, language: English, abstract: Electricity is essential to every modern industry. Several studies discovered a strong positive correlation between electricity usage and economic development as well as growth. However electricity availability is not the sole panacea for industrial performance and growth in Ghana.This research presents the result of an investigation and analysis conducted on the impact quality electricity supply has on the performance of industries in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. The research methodology employed in this study is quantitative and the data collection was carried using a close ended questionnaire which was designed and administered to 10 broad categories of industrial Owner, Managers, Head of Sections/Supervisors and Engineer to assess their opinions on the quality elements of electricity supply as well as measuring some performance indicators of their industries.Results of the research show that there are three elements of quality supply of electricity. There is a general dissatisfaction in two of these elements, firstly the continuity of supply (availability) and secondly the commercial quality of electricity supply. However the level of voltage quality element was partially satisfactory to many industries.Results also showed four key performance areas of industries as the Product/Market...
Emmanuel Boon, Albert Ahenkan Impact of deforestation on medicinal plants in Ghana Emmanuel Boon, Albert Ahenkan Impact of deforestation on medicinal plants in Ghana Новинка

Emmanuel Boon, Albert Ahenkan Impact of deforestation on medicinal plants in Ghana

Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2008 in the subject Forestry / Forestry Economics, Vrije University Brussel (Human Ecology Department), 52 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The role of medicinal plants in traditional health care delivery in Ghana cannot be overemphasized. More than 250 indigenous trees and plants with healing properties have been scientifically catalogued in Ghana. Unfortunately, the very foundation upon which the medicinal plant species and the traditional health care system survive is threatened by deforestation. The rate of deforestation has increased by 50% over the last ten years, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The current area of intact forest is now estimated at between 10.9 and 11.8% of the original cover and 6.9% of the country's total area. Deforestation is changing the habitats of disease-carrying insects and creating conditions that may help to spread malaria, river blindness and other devastating illnesses. Moreover, since the majority of the rural poor in Ghana depends on traditional medicine for their health care needs, the present high rate of deforestation will have a detrimental effect on the heath care delivery system in the country. Important plant species will be lost to deforestation unless urgent measures are taken. This paper examines the impact of deforestation on medicinal plants in Ghana.
Biswas Roy Malabika Woman Participation of Ecosystem Services in a Holistic Approach Biswas Roy Malabika Woman Participation of Ecosystem Services in a Holistic Approach Новинка

Biswas Roy Malabika Woman Participation of Ecosystem Services in a Holistic Approach

India is very rich in inland wetland resources. The importance of wetlands, along with ground water resources, in meeting the ever-increasing demands of fresh water is highly appreciated. Besides, the wetland-oriented economic activities are also increasing day by day. The chapter 1 describes some general overview, distribution and importance of wetlands. The chapter 2 covers a detail discussion on impact of socio-economic in different activities and a review of historical work in the field of 'Wetlands'. The chapters 3, 4, and 5 have been discussed of three different types of wetlands located in West Bengal including their perceptions in the evaluation process of wetland through management strategies as well as water quality scenario. The overall conclusions and recommendations of participatory management of ecosystem services have been described in chapter 6
Joseph Ato Forson Rural Water Supply Joseph Ato Forson Rural Water Supply Новинка

Joseph Ato Forson Rural Water Supply

Scholarly Research Paper from the year 2012 in the subject Geography / Earth Science - Geology, Mineralogy, Soil Science, printed single-sided, grade: A, - (National Institute of Development Administration), course: Policy and Management, language: English, comment: This paper is a policy proposal that evaluates three policy alternatives in an attempt to have the most cost effective option recommended to the sector ministry responsible for rural water provision in Ghana. Cost effective Analysis is the main tool used in arriving at the preferred policy option. , abstract: The axiom "water is life and life is water" underscores the importance of water to the everyday needs of all living things including man. The global perspective on access to safe drinking water for both domestic and agriculture needs has for some time now been a major challenge. The WHO estimates that nearly 3.4 million people die annually as a result of water and sanitation related diseases and about 99 percent of this number is from developing countries. About 780 million people lack access to potable drinking water that is one in every nine people. Women spend almost 200 million hours daily collecting water for domestic chores. These findings are jaw-dropping. Ghana, as a developing country with an estimated population of 23 million is faced with these same challenges. Incidence of water related diseases have been prevalent in most rural communities in Ghana. Background check shows that Ghana's...
Teshita Abile Impact of Impoundment on Macro Invertebrate Communities at Koga Dam Teshita Abile Impact of Impoundment on Macro Invertebrate Communities at Koga Dam Новинка

Teshita Abile Impact of Impoundment on Macro Invertebrate Communities at Koga Dam

Benthic invertebrates are major elements to the functioning of freshwater ecosystems, representing a link between detritus and grazing food chains. These organisms have long been used to evaluate the upstream and downstream alterations induced by reservoir construction. While previous monitoring assessments have largely been focused on using physical and chemical indicators, the potential of biological indicators in biomonitoring has been recognized. Hence, it is of great importance to evaluate the impact of river impoundments particularly on water bodies using benthic macro invertebrates as indicators. This study examined downstream effects of impoundments using macro invertebrate monitoring techniques. Therefore, this manuscript provides you basic information about dam-related benthic macro invertebrate communities and enables you evaluate potential effects of dams on benthic resources.
Gadina Milton The impact of HIV/AIDS on the Human Security of Households in Bulawayo Gadina Milton The impact of HIV/AIDS on the Human Security of Households in Bulawayo Новинка

Gadina Milton The impact of HIV/AIDS on the Human Security of Households in Bulawayo

Human security is presented as different from traditional security in that the later seeks to protect nations from external threats while the former seeks to protect people from both external and internal threats such as threats of chronic diseases, hunger, unemployment, crimes, social conflicts, political repressions, environmental hazards and HIV/AIDS. Human security was assessed in light of the seven areas of threats to human security which are economic, food, health, environment, personal, community, and political security. Four major themes emanated from this research these being: the financial, health, nutritional and societal impacts of HIV/AIDS on the households in Bulawayo, chief of these being the financial impact in form of increased expenditure, reduced income and diverted investments of households.
Dhonju Mangleswori Status and Human Impact Assessment of Jagdishpur Reservoir, Nepal Dhonju Mangleswori Status and Human Impact Assessment of Jagdishpur Reservoir, Nepal Новинка

Dhonju Mangleswori Status and Human Impact Assessment of Jagdishpur Reservoir, Nepal

The study was conducted in post-monsoon, pre-monsoon and monsoon of 2008/09 to determine the ecological status and assess human impact by using the benthic macroinvertebrates and social survey in and around reservoir. Diversity indices and biotic index were used to determine taxa richness and ecological status of the reservoir respectively. Altogether 50, 53 and 42 macroinvertebrates taxa were recorded from littoral and profundal zone, inlet, outlets and surrounding wetlands of reservoir respectively. The GRS BIOS/ASPT for all sample sites ranged between 2.50 and 3.99 indicating 'Quality class IV' and described as poor water quality. Social survey showed that human activities (commercial fish farming, excessive use of pesticides and fertilizers, bathing and washing clothes) were the key factors behind degradation. Reservoir is rich in biodiversity in terms of benthic macroinvertebrates taxa composition with low abundance. Variation in the water level, siltation and human activities in and around the reservoir has aggravated wetland's deterioration. This study will be helpful for the freshwater researchers in biomonitoring, using benthic macroinvetrebrates as indicator species.
Alexandra Kinywamaghana Reflecting on the effectiveness of the Convention on Biological Diversity in local economic development Alexandra Kinywamaghana Reflecting on the effectiveness of the Convention on Biological Diversity in local economic development Новинка

Alexandra Kinywamaghana Reflecting on the effectiveness of the Convention on Biological Diversity in local economic development

Internship Report from the year 2014 in the subject Business economics - Economic Policy, , course: Master in Cooperation and Development, language: English, abstract: "Anything is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic. Community. It is wrong when it tends to do otherwise."(Aldo Leopold, 1949)Human activity on the environment has increasingly triggered extinction and caused noticeable changes in biodiversity distribution. These changes such as the encroachment on natural habitats through agriculture and construction of infrastructure have altered natural processes and changed the resilience of ecosystems.I spent three months in Ohrid Republic of Macedonia in 2013 conducting research with the aim assessing the impact of the Sahara Tourist Resort on biodiversity in Lake Ohrid. At the time there was very little information available on the particular subject; I "reshaped" my research to take into account local participation and the likely impact local economic activities - particularly the tourist infrastructure projects - on biodiversity in the Ohrid region (the territory around the Ohrid lake, a water basin shared by the Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Albania)using the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD), and its implementation, as the basis for analysis.During my research, I observed that agriculture, fishing, and tourism, were lucrative human activities that exerted the highest negative pressure on Ohrid'...
Asante Emmanuel, Dogbe Joslin, Awuah Albert Socioeconomic Impact of Disability on Caretakers in Ghana Asante Emmanuel, Dogbe Joslin, Awuah Albert Socioeconomic Impact of Disability on Caretakers in Ghana Новинка

Asante Emmanuel, Dogbe Joslin, Awuah Albert Socioeconomic Impact of Disability on Caretakers in Ghana

Disability may lead to the worsening of social and economic well-being particularly in a third world country like Ghana. Persons with disability are more likely to be unemployed and generally earn less even when employed and be very dependent on caregivers. This book is written to provide awareness and advocacy on the plights and needs of caretakers of persons with disability in a third world country.
David Omole Water Quality Modeling David Omole Water Quality Modeling Новинка

David Omole Water Quality Modeling

Fresh water sources such as rivers, lakes, streams and brooks constitute less than one percent of all available water on earth. However, pollution activities have been impacting negatively on these sources of water supply thereby compromising quality and creating environmental problems. Studies have shown that these water bodies auto-purify themselves from pollutants discharged into them under certain conditions. This work investigated the auto-recovery processes of River Illo in Ota, Nigeria from abattoir wastes which is one of the most common pollution activities in developing countries. The analysis was done using the modified Streeter-Phelps equations. This work should help shed light on how the natural purification processes of rivers can be further enhanced. This book will be useful to professionals who engage in research, public water supply, standards enforcement and environmental policy making.
Sonigitu Ekpe Comparative study of activities of Sawmilling Industry on the Environment of two selected locations within Southern Nigeria Sonigitu Ekpe Comparative study of activities of Sawmilling Industry on the Environment of two selected locations within Southern Nigeria Новинка

Sonigitu Ekpe Comparative study of activities of Sawmilling Industry on the Environment of two selected locations within Southern Nigeria

Master's Thesis from the year 2011 in the subject Economy - Environment economics, , language: English, abstract: This work examines the comparative study of activities of Sawmilling Industry on the Environment of two selected locations within Southern Nigeria, Lagos and Delta States between August 2008 and September 2009. The primary data were collected through oral interview and field experiments. While secondary data were from printed materials. The focus has been to compare the various waste generated, its uses and environmental impact on the two locations. Experiments were conducted in the rainy and dry season for the comparative study. The study has been divided into three main areas: volume of waste generated and various uses, effect of type of chain-saw machine used, and impact of sawmilling activities on the environment of the two locations. A natural logarithm transformation of the data was used for some datasets to satisfy assumption of normality and variance homogeneity, means and standard error were back transformed for presentation, specific treatment pairs were compared using a t-test.
Wangboje Michael Heavy Metals in a Siluriformid Fish from an Urban Reservoir Wangboje Michael Heavy Metals in a Siluriformid Fish from an Urban Reservoir Новинка

Wangboje Michael Heavy Metals in a Siluriformid Fish from an Urban Reservoir

On a global scale, there has been a growing concern regarding the pollution of aquatic ecosystems and its inherent unwholesome impact on wildlife and man.The present study focused on an urban reservoir,the Ikpoba reservoir, in Benin City, Nigeria, which was primarily established for the provision of drinking water to inhabitants of the City.The reservoir is also a source of fish for human consumption.Essentially,the study determined the concentrations of Cadmium(Cd), Manganese(Mn), Copper(Cu), Lead(Pb), Zinc(Zn) and Chromium(Cr) in Synodontis clarias (Linnaeus, 1766) and water from the aforementioned water body in order to ascertain the magnitude of impact by these heavy metals on the resources of the investigated ecosystem.
Kisira Yeeko The impact of environmental and climate change on Seasonal Wetlands. The Bugingo Wetland in Mayuge district Kisira Yeeko The impact of environmental and climate change on Seasonal Wetlands. The Bugingo Wetland in Mayuge district Новинка

Kisira Yeeko The impact of environmental and climate change on Seasonal Wetlands. The Bugingo Wetland in Mayuge district

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject Geography / Earth Science - Geology, Mineralogy, Soil Science, Makerere University (College of Agriculture and Environmental sciences), course: Bachelor of Arts (Geography Major), language: English, abstract: The study focused on examining the impacts of environmental change on the water potential of Bugingo wetland water resources in Mayuge District. The data analyzed from the study were based on objectives and research questions. These were to identify the major climate change impacts in the region, to identify the major causes of wetland degradation, identify the forms of wetland degradation and to examine the influence of climate change impacts on wetland water resources. Data was collected in all the three parishes using systematic random sampling among the farmers. Observation and use of transect walks across the wetland were the major ways of data collection where two plot of 200m one within the wetland and one on the flanking hill. A random sample of 25 respondents was selected for interview purposes.It was mainly found out that, the environmental change impacts involved both the climate change and all the land degradation processes that threaten the existence of water resources in the wetland which is increasingly becoming a threat in the area. In conclusion, Environmental change impacts cause wetland degradation and water storage capacity in the region as per the analysis. Therefore, the establishment of a broad netw...
Mavis Boamah Impact of online newsportals on the patronage of newspapers in Ghana Mavis Boamah Impact of online newsportals on the patronage of newspapers in Ghana Новинка

Mavis Boamah Impact of online newsportals on the patronage of newspapers in Ghana

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2015 in the subject Communications - Research, Studies, Enquiries, grade: 80.00, Ghana Institute of Journalism, language: English, abstract: The invention of the World Wide Web in the last decade has made information sharing very personal, convenient and easy. The growing trend of this new communication has facilitated the establishment of a medium through which news can be accessed without the purchase of a hardcopy newspaper, radio or television. Because of this, almost all television and radio stations as well as hardcopy newspapers in Ghana have an online representation of news. Could the introduction of the internet and online news portals be taking over from the traditional media or these portals complement traditional media? Data collected and findings of the study indicated that online news portals directly have an impact on the patronage of newspapers in Ghana but have not totally displaced newspapers. This is because while most respondents heavily depended on online news portals for information and majority felt satisfied, few others relied on newspapers for specific information such as job advertisements.Keywords: social media, online news, newspapers, news websites, newspaper patronage.
Cantutan Deniz Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Franchisor.s Performance Cantutan Deniz Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Franchisor.s Performance Новинка

Cantutan Deniz Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Franchisor.s Performance

CSR has been in the agenda of many firms for a long time. Throughout this research, the author investigates CSR activities that influence the franchisor's performance in Austria by differentiating between promotional and institutional CSR activities. The results of this study provide support for the conclusion that there is a positive impact of institutional CSR activities on the franchisor's performance.
Dr. David Ackah, Makafui R. Agboyi The Effects of Training and Development on Employee Performance in the Public Sector of Ghana Dr. David Ackah, Makafui R. Agboyi The Effects of Training and Development on Employee Performance in the Public Sector of Ghana Новинка

Dr. David Ackah, Makafui R. Agboyi The Effects of Training and Development on Employee Performance in the Public Sector of Ghana

Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2014 in the subject Business economics - Personnel and Organisation, grade: B, Atlantic International University (School of Business and Economics), course: Ph.D. Economics, language: English, abstract: The quality of Human Resource is an asset to any organization and as a result Training has become an issue that has to be faced by every organization. The amount, and quality of training carried out varies enormously from organization to organization due to factors such as the degree of external change, for instance, new markets or new processes, the adaptability of existing workforce and importantly the extent to which the organization supports the idea of internal career development. Most organizations meet their needs for training in an ad hoc and haphazard way whiles others set about identifying their training needs, then design training activities in a rational manner and finally assess the results of training. This study, therefore, sought to determine the impact of Training and Development on public sector organizations using Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority (GPHA) as a case study. The research was intended to determine the role and impact of training on employees with emphasis on the lower, middle level staff and the administrators of GPHA, who were randomly selected. The study assessed the training and development process of GPHA and whether training has improved employee performance. A questionnaire was designed using stru...
Rubén I. González Tinoco Conflicts and mega projects in Latin America. Belo Monte and Urra dams analysis Rubén I. González Tinoco Conflicts and mega projects in Latin America. Belo Monte and Urra dams analysis Новинка

Rubén I. González Tinoco Conflicts and mega projects in Latin America. Belo Monte and Urra dams analysis

Master's Thesis from the year 2015 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: Middle- and South America, grade: 2.3, University of Erfurt (Willy Brandt School of Public Policy), course: socio-environmental conflict, language: English, abstract: Latin America became a hotspot for construction of infrastructure due the liquidity and financing of the international lending market (Velloso, 2014). The region is building infrastructure for its future - especially hydroelectric dams - due increasing requirements for electricity. According to Feansile (2006), the construction of "hydroelectric dams represents major investments and major sources of environmental and social impacts" (p.16). The construction of hydroelectric dams "lead to displacement of large local populations, adverse impacts on downstream water users and ecosystems, changes in control of local resources, and economic dislocations" (Gleick, 1993, p.93). This may imply conflicts between the dam constructors (government, license firms and contractors) and local populations (NGOs, citizens, indigenous and opposition groups). These disagreements could trigger disputes among ethnic or economic groups, between urban and rural populations, and across borders (Gleick, 1993). From all this problematic comes the research questions from this thesis: What are the key factors that influence the emergence of conflicts in the development of the selected hydroelectric mega-projects, Bello Monte in ...
Reimmer Ferdinand Women and Democracy in Developing World Reimmer Ferdinand Women and Democracy in Developing World Новинка

Reimmer Ferdinand Women and Democracy in Developing World

Gender inequality in most democratic countries in the world including Ghana has been a major setback to development. For instance, scholars have postulated on practical ideals and measures that countries could apply to close the gender gap if not completely eradicate women under-representation existing in most countries including Ghana. Ironically, Ghana's population is made up of over 52% females but has less than 10% of females occupying political and economic positions within the country. This study "Women and Democracy in Ghana" analyzes the existing scholarly debate and discussions about the cultural and institutional causes for the under-representation of women within its political system. In effect, the book provides systematic evidence on the under-representation of women in Ghana's parliament from independence in 1957 to the current legislature elected in December of 2008. Also included in the book is the tabular representation of women in Ghana's parliament from 1957 to present. The research reveals that the under-representation of women within the political system has contributed in undermining Ghana's democratic regime.
Mishael Ampofo Donkor Social Media and Christian Evangelism. A Study of the Facebook Activities of Some Ghanaian Pastors and its Influence on Evangelism Mishael Ampofo Donkor Social Media and Christian Evangelism. A Study of the Facebook Activities of Some Ghanaian Pastors and its Influence on Evangelism Новинка

Mishael Ampofo Donkor Social Media and Christian Evangelism. A Study of the Facebook Activities of Some Ghanaian Pastors and its Influence on Evangelism

Master's Thesis from the year 2017 in the subject Theology - Didactics, Religion Pedagogy, grade: 4.00, , language: English, abstract: This study explores the use of social media for Christian evangelism with a focus on the Facebook activities of some Ghanaian pastors and the influence of these activities on evangelism. It looks at the impact of social media on evangelism. In a world full of technology, electronic and print media have been used as tools to impact the kingdom of God. It has been common practice for a long time for some pastors to broadcast their live or recorded messages on radio and television stations. Today, there is a new way of interaction, known as social media, that is used by some pastors in Ghana to share their messages. Some calls have been made by Christian leaders for the increased use of social media to propagate the Gospel.
De Cave Marco The Future of Omo River in Ethiopia De Cave Marco The Future of Omo River in Ethiopia Новинка

De Cave Marco The Future of Omo River in Ethiopia

Water is one of the resources whose usage is considered strategic for the future geo-political assets. Dams have always been one of the symbols of human endeavours enabling one to produce low-cost energy and to control floods for agriculture. However, the so-called 'large dams', massive artificial bodies, have been built more and more, requiring complex arrangements from a technical point of view. If they have been seen as a feasible solution for different problems by governments, they can heavily damage local human conditions. This is what is happening in the Omo River in Ethiopia. The government wants to frog-leap towards 'modernity' bypassing the rights and the uses of local populations through the construction of the 4th largest dam of the world, Gibe III. Two hundred thousand people are under threat for the on-going environmental consequences, facing as well the effects of climate change. Therefore, the work wants to shed further light on the developmental issues of Ethiopia, trying to depict a broad frame of analysis through a social-ecological perspective on the current drama of Omo River.
Guilhem Bourrie Soils as a Key Component of the Critical Zone 4. Soils and Water Quality Guilhem Bourrie Soils as a Key Component of the Critical Zone 4. Soils and Water Quality Новинка

Guilhem Bourrie Soils as a Key Component of the Critical Zone 4. Soils and Water Quality

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This book provides the most up-to-date knowledge on water in soils and applications for the best use of our water resources. It first addresses the influence of soils on water quality, which is linked to rock weathering, soil formation, acidity and waterlogging. Here, the constituents of soils – such as clay minerals and iron oxides – play a major role. These modifications also have an impact on biogeochemical processes at the global scale, including the carbon cycle and the composition of the atmosphere. Secondly, this book discusses soil salinity, alkalinity and sodification in climates spanning from Mediterranean to arid. Here, water quality results from the concentration of solutes by evaporation and the transpiration of plants. The proper management of irrigation both protects soils against acidification and ensures sustainable agroecological development, while improper management leads to soil degradation and groundwater overexploitation. Lastly, the book describes how excess transfer of phosphorus in lakes results from a cascade of liberation and immobilization in the structure of the surrounding landscape. This leads to a general integrative method to limit eutrophication and restore the quality of water bodies.
Mark Stoneking An Introduction to Molecular Anthropology Mark Stoneking An Introduction to Molecular Anthropology Новинка

Mark Stoneking An Introduction to Molecular Anthropology

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Molecular anthropology uses molecular genetic methods to address questions and issues of anthropological interest. More specifically, molecular anthropology is concerned with genetic evidence concerning human origins, migrations, and population relationships, including related topics such as the role of recent natural selection in human population differentiation, or the impact of particular social systems on patterns of human genetic variation. Organized into three major sections, An Introduction to Molecular Anthropology first covers the basics of genetics – what genes are, what they do, and how they do it – as well as how genes behave in populations and how evolution influences them. The following section provides an overview of the different kinds of genetic variation in humans, and how this variation is analyzed and used to make evolutionary inferences. The third section concludes with a presentation of the current state of genetic evidence for human origins, the spread of humans around the world, the role of selection and adaptation in human evolution, and the impact of culture on human genetic variation. A final, concluding chapter discusses various aspects of molecular anthropology in the genomics era, including personal ancestry testing and personal genomics. An Introduction to Molecular Anthropology is an invaluable resource for students studying human evolution, biological anthropology, or molecular anthropology, as well as a reference for anthropologists and anyone else interested in the genetic history of humans.
Dennis Joseph Kojo Sarpong Impact of Strategic Material Sourcing on Construction Performance. A Comparative Study of Domestic Verses Overseas Sourcing Strategies Dennis Joseph Kojo Sarpong Impact of Strategic Material Sourcing on Construction Performance. A Comparative Study of Domestic Verses Overseas Sourcing Strategies Новинка

Dennis Joseph Kojo Sarpong Impact of Strategic Material Sourcing on Construction Performance. A Comparative Study of Domestic Verses Overseas Sourcing Strategies

Project Report from the year 2017 in the subject Business economics - Supply, Production, Logistics, grade: 3.42, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Supply Chain and Information System), course: Logistics and Supply Chain Management, language: English, abstract: Procurement is increasingly playing a vital role in assisting major organizations to achieve cost savings through strategic material sourcing. Strategic sourcing is a firm's procurement process that continuously improves and re-evaluates the purchasing activities of a company. There is a dilemma of trade-off between sourcing overseas and locally to increase construction or organizational performance. This study investigates the impact of strategic material sourcing on construction performance, a comparative study of domestic verses overseas sourcing strategies. In pursuance of this, the key objective was to determine the effects of sourcing strategies on the performance of construction/ real estate industry of Ghana. Stratified sampling technique was used in addition with structured questionnaires to obtain data. The study adopted descriptive research design to generate findings. Analysis of data was done using the SPSS and findings were presented in descriptive and Microsoft Excel tables with frequency and percentages. Regression analysis was also used to analyze the relationship between strategic material sourcing and construction performance. The findings show that, 55% of materials used in the...
Stefan Ouma Assembling Export Markets. The Making and Unmaking of Global Food Connections in West Africa Stefan Ouma Assembling Export Markets. The Making and Unmaking of Global Food Connections in West Africa Новинка

Stefan Ouma Assembling Export Markets. The Making and Unmaking of Global Food Connections in West Africa

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Assembling Export Markets explores the new ‘frontier regions’ of the global fresh produce market that has emerged in Ghana over the past decade. Represents a major and empirically rich contribution to the emerging field of the social studies of economization and marketization Offers one of the first ethnographic accounts on the making of global commodity chains ‘from below’ Denaturalizes global markets by unpacking their local engagement, materially entangled construction, need for maintenance, and fragile character Offers a trans-disciplinary engagement with the construction and extension of market relations in two frontier regions of global capitalism Critically examines the opportunities and risks for firms and farms in Ghana entering global fresh produce markets
Edwin Mwashinga Determination of Selected Heavy Metals in River Mukurumudzi to Establish Potential Contamination from Land Based Activities and Sources Edwin Mwashinga Determination of Selected Heavy Metals in River Mukurumudzi to Establish Potential Contamination from Land Based Activities and Sources Новинка

Edwin Mwashinga Determination of Selected Heavy Metals in River Mukurumudzi to Establish Potential Contamination from Land Based Activities and Sources

Master's Thesis from the year 2018 in the subject Environmental Sciences, grade: 76, , language: English, abstract: Rivers are the major sources of water being used in cities and its environs. This water may either be treated or untreated. River banks could be very busy, varied activities ranging from farming to industrial activities and other domestic household activities are conducted. The present study aimed at investigating the potential sources of selected heavy metal contaminants in River Mukurumudzi, Kwale County. Water and sediments were sampled in four points along the river impacted by mining, human settlements and agricultural activities for three different seasons. The samples were analyzed for Iron, Lead, Cadmium, Copper and Arsenic using an AAS. Sediment quality was also analysed by the calculation of CF and I-geo values. Interpretation of results was conducted using Minitab statistical software and Excel spreadsheets. The range of metals in water during the dry season was Fe (0.19-0.32) mg/l, Pb, Cu, Cd and As were below the detection limits. The range of metals in water during the short rain was Fe (0.12-1.25) mg/l and BDL for all other analysed metals. The range of metals in water during the long rain season was Fe (0.07-1.82) mg/l, Cu (0.08-0.11) mg/l and BDL for all the other analysed metals. The range of metals in sediments during dry season was Fe (0.13-1.44) ppm, Pb (0.08-0.54) ppm, and BDL for all other analysed metals. The range of metals in sedime...
Muhammad Zaman Chaudhary, Azhar Mashiatullah Heavy Metals Discharge in Lakes Muhammad Zaman Chaudhary, Azhar Mashiatullah Heavy Metals Discharge in Lakes Новинка

Muhammad Zaman Chaudhary, Azhar Mashiatullah Heavy Metals Discharge in Lakes

Metals are non-biodegradable and are considered as major environmental pollutants causing cytotoxic, mutagenic and carcinogenic effects in animals. Aquatic organisms have the ability to accumulate heavy metals from various sources including sediments, soil erosion and runoff, air depositions of dust and aerosol, and discharges of waste water. Therefore, accumulation of heavy metals in aquatic organisms can pose a long lasting effect on biogeochemical cycling in the ecosphere.The rapid growth of population in the catchment areas may lead to deterioration of lake water quality (biolgical/chemical). The present investigation was carried out to study the water quality issues in terms of metal contents of Rawal Lake Islamabad Pakistan, which is major drinking water reserviour for inhabitants of Rawalpindi/Islamabad.
Gina Roberts A Literature Review on the Impact of Investment in Human Capital on Economic Success Gina Roberts A Literature Review on the Impact of Investment in Human Capital on Economic Success Новинка

Gina Roberts A Literature Review on the Impact of Investment in Human Capital on Economic Success

Inhaltsangabe:Abstract: Champions of Human Capital in organisations, such as Human Resources directors, are in need of empirical evidence to justify to board members, CEOs and ultimately shareholders why financial investments into Human Capital should be increased or at least maintained. The research questions posed in this thesis take on the challenge to find empirical evidence that investment in Human Capital, through Human Resources, has a positive impact on intermediate as well as accounting and share-value indicators of organisational performance. This literature review summarises, integrates and evaluates research published between 1998 and 2003 pertaining to the direct and indirect relationship between Human Resources on different indicators of intermediate and bottom-line performance. The review is comprised of 31 articles clustered into the following topics: strategic HRM, Human Resources Development, technology, diverse workforces and flexible working conditions and methodological issues in HR-organisational performance research. Evidence for the direct and indirect impact of HR on organisational performance is discussed and the findings are interpreted with reference to Ostroff and Bowen’s Multi-Level Model (2000), which explains the individual, organisational and inter-level relationships between Human Resources and organisational performance. Enabling conditions that strengthen the HR-organisational performance relationship are identified. Methodological issues s...
Richard C. Albert Damming the Delaware. The Rise and Fall of Tocks Island Dam Richard C. Albert Damming the Delaware. The Rise and Fall of Tocks Island Dam Новинка

Richard C. Albert Damming the Delaware. The Rise and Fall of Tocks Island Dam

First published in 1987 and named a Choice Outstanding Academic Book the following year, Damming the Delaware is the definitive study of two hundred years of water management history along the Delaware River. The history of the Tocks Island Dam Project is traced from an early 1783 anti-dam treaty, through the highly emotional environmental controversy in the 1970s, to the historic Good Faith agreement of the 1980s. The story involves the water politics of four states, two major U.S. cities, and the federal government, plus the influence of the environmental movement over major public works projects. In this second edition, the author updates the Tocks Island/Delaware River story to 2005. A major shift in the underlying philosophies of Delaware River management during the intervening years is described along with various successes and failures in water management. A Foreword to the second edition is written by Maya van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper and Executive Director of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, a nonprofit environmental advocacy organization that has both successfully fought dam projects and removed existing dams.
Benedicta Appiah The Impact of training on employee performance Benedicta Appiah The Impact of training on employee performance Новинка

Benedicta Appiah The Impact of training on employee performance

The quality of the human resource of an organization is essential to its success.Thus, every organization must seek to improve the quality of its workforce. The importance of training can only be appreciated with a clear understanding of its direct impact on employee performance. This book, therefore, provides a detailed analysis on how training improves the performance of employees and also changes their attitudes and behavior for the purpose of enhancing the effectiveness of the organization as a whole and increase performance. HFC Bank (Ghana) limited was used as a case study for the research thus data was collected through questionnaires distributed to employees, the human resource manager and the finance manager. The study will help firms structure their training programs to make them more effective in terms of helping to improve the efficiency of the workforce and lead to better performance. This will also ensure the existence of a pool of skilled workforce who could be utilized for national development. This analysis should help all organizations who wants to improve the overall performance of their organization and become the best in their industry.
Julie Laity J Deserts and Desert Environments Julie Laity J Deserts and Desert Environments Новинка

Julie Laity J Deserts and Desert Environments

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Taking a global perspective, this book provides a concise overview of drylands, including their physical, biological, temporal, and human components. Examines the physical systems occurring in desert environments, including climate, hydrology, past and present lakes, weathering, hillslopes, geomorphic surfaces, water as a geomorphic agent, and aeolian processes Offers an accessible introduction to the physical, biological, temporal, and human components of drylands Investigates the nature, environmental requirements, and essential geomorphic roles of plants and animals in this stressful biological environment Highlights the impact of human population growth on climate, desertification, water resources, and dust storm activity Includes an examination of surface/atmosphere interactions and the impact of ENSO events.
Asharaf Abdul Salam, Amina Alshekteria, Anees Mohammed Quality of Care and Patient Satisfaction from PHC in Benghazi, Libya Asharaf Abdul Salam, Amina Alshekteria, Anees Mohammed Quality of Care and Patient Satisfaction from PHC in Benghazi, Libya Новинка

Asharaf Abdul Salam, Amina Alshekteria, Anees Mohammed Quality of Care and Patient Satisfaction from PHC in Benghazi, Libya

A study conducted to understand quality of care and patient satisfaction from primary healthcare in Benghazi city. Quality has been defined in this study as doing right things right in a right manner at the right time with a right mix of manpower, equipments, space and management systems and subsystems. Patient satisfaction, the result of quality of care is the comfort level of beneficiaries in terms of care and concern shown by the facility. Beneficiaries are highly satisfied with the quality of care received. Two major significant variables associated with satisfaction are age of patient and selection of facilities. Those in younger age are less satisfied than others. People seek facilities at different locations and reach better satisfaction levels. This study concludes that primary health care facilities are working well effectively. But the efficiency of the system might be of attention in the coming years. This might be made through manpower mix, skill upgradation, human resource development activities and so on. Facilities might also focus on patient satisfaction. Provisions are made to ensure satisfaction of users.
Haig A. E. Darakjian The Freedom of the Will According to the Scriptures Haig A. E. Darakjian The Freedom of the Will According to the Scriptures Новинка

Haig A. E. Darakjian The Freedom of the Will According to the Scriptures

The seeming inconsistency between God's sovereignty and human freedom has plagued Christian minds for many years. If God is in control of everything, how can human beings have freedom? If human beings are free, how can God be in control of their decisions? According to Haig Darakjian, this problem arises out of a libertarian definition of freedom that is simply assumed without being tested by scripture. So, Darakjian sets off to critique the idea of libertarian freedom based on concepts taught by God in his Word. He addresses the two major arguments usually made in favor of libertarian freedom - arguments from moral responsibility and human dignity. Then, he goes on to evaluate the impact of libertarian freedom on basic biblical doctrines and the Christian life. As he finds inconsistencies between libertarian freedom and scripture, he argues for the adoption of an alternate definition of freedom - the freedom of inclination. Darakjian claims that an "inclinationist" view of freedom is not only more consistent with the scriptures, but it also resolves the seeming inconsistency between God's sovereignty and human freedom.
David Chin A. Water-Quality Engineering in Natural Systems. Fate and Transport Processes in the Water Environment David Chin A. Water-Quality Engineering in Natural Systems. Fate and Transport Processes in the Water Environment Новинка

David Chin A. Water-Quality Engineering in Natural Systems. Fate and Transport Processes in the Water Environment

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Provides the tools needed to control and remediate the quality of natural water systems Now in its Second Edition, this acclaimed text sets forth core concepts and principles that govern the fate and transport of contaminants in water, giving environmental and civil engineers and students a full set of tools to design systems that effectively control and remediate the quality of natural waters. Readers will find coverage of all major classes of water bodies. Moreover, the author discusses the terrestrial fate and transport of contaminants in watersheds, underscoring the link between terrestrial loadings and water pollution. Water-Quality Engineering in Natural Systems begins with an introduction exploring the sources of water pollution and the control of water pollution. It then presents the fundamentals of fate and transport, including the derivation and application of the advection–diffusion equation. Next, the text covers issues that are unique to: Rivers and streams Groundwater Watersheds Lakes and reservoirs Wetlands Oceans and estuaries The final two chapters are dedicated to analyzing water-quality measurements and modeling water quality. This Second Edition is thoroughly updated based on the latest findings, practices, and standards. In particular, readers will find new methods for calculating total maximum daily loads for river contaminants, with specific examples detailing the fate and transport of bacteria, a pressing problem throughout the world. With end-of-chapter problems and plenty of worked examples, Water-Quality Engineering in Natural Systems enables readers to not only understand what happens to contaminants in water, but also design systems to protect people from toxic pollutants.
Hadrian Cook F. The Protection and Conservation of Water Resources Hadrian Cook F. The Protection and Conservation of Water Resources Новинка

Hadrian Cook F. The Protection and Conservation of Water Resources

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This book is about water – in Britain, and in the world. It is about water resources, their conservation, protection of water quality for human consumption and aquatic ecosystems. Since the publication of the first edition in 1998, major political and regulatory changes have taken place; this book provides a clear and comprehensive update of conservation and water resource management issues in the UK over the past two decades, and – in an expansion of its original UK perspective – now includes examples of global best practice. The UK’s 2003 adoption of the EU Water Framework Directive has had enormous implications for the conservation and management of our water resources. In 2016, with the UK’s decision to leave the EU, the governance scene is entering upon an unpredictable future regarding its major water resource policies. The Protection and Conservation of Water Resources, Second edition provides a clear and comprehensive update of conservation and water resource management issues. Chapter 1 deals with sustainability and water policy, outlines the issues and challenges, and asks: what is integrated water management? Chapter 2 reviews water availability and sufficiency in Britain, while Chapter 3 explores the dynamic between institutions and legislative framework. Chapter 4 introduces the catchment approach, and chapters 5 and 6 explore the issues of sustaining bulk supply and the imperatives of climate change. Chapter 7 looks at the contemporary background to water quality issues, and Chapter 8 provides case studies of catchment problems, both urban and rural. Chapter 9 describes solutions in land use change, including technical fixes and their sustainability. Chapter 10 is concerned with emerging governance arrangements, and Chapter 11 takes a global view, looking at successful examples around the world to find positive lessons from Europe, north America and Australia.
Hardy Thomas Trumpet Major Hardy Thomas Trumpet Major Новинка

Hardy Thomas Trumpet Major

With an Introduction and Notes by Charles P.C. Pettit Thomas Hardy's only historical novel, The Trumpet Major is set in Wessex during the Napoleonic Wars. Hardy skilfully immerses us in the life of the day, making us feel the impact of historical events on the immemorial local way of life - the glamour of the coming of George III and his soldiery, fears of the press-gang and invasion, and the effect of distant but momentous events like the Battle of Trafalgar. He interweaves a compelling, bitter-sweet romantic love story of the rivalry of two brothers for the hand of the heroine Anne Garland, played out against the loves of a lively gallery of other characters. While there are elements of sadness and even tragedy, The Trumpet-Major shows Hardy's skills of story-telling, characterization and description in a novel of vitality, comedy and warmth.
Kwame A. Ninsin The Corrupt Elites. Anatomy of power and wealth in Ghana Kwame A. Ninsin The Corrupt Elites. Anatomy of power and wealth in Ghana Новинка

Kwame A. Ninsin The Corrupt Elites. Anatomy of power and wealth in Ghana

The Corrupt Elites is a simple and straight-forward narrative in which explains the incidence of corruption or the rise of corruption within successive historical conjunctures in the Ghana. Some of the questions raised and answered in the study relate to how the Ghanaian precolonial, colonial and post-colonial states and their mutually interrelated political processes affected the production and distribution of wealth. In particular, how political decisions and interests of the political elites influenced the location of economic activities and the distribution of the costs and benefits of these activities. An explanation is given as to why corruption has festered in the Ghanaian polity and recrudesced from the 1990s with such devastating social, economic and political effect. The purpose of this essay is to substantiate the assumptions underpinning the narrative with concrete historical evidence.
Songorwa Mary The Impact of School Inspection on Schools. Management in Tanzania Songorwa Mary The Impact of School Inspection on Schools. Management in Tanzania Новинка

Songorwa Mary The Impact of School Inspection on Schools. Management in Tanzania

The book investigated the impact of school inspection activities on Secondary Schools Management in Moshi Municipality, as perceived by educators. The book used a cross-sectional survey design. Three hundred thirty- three respondents in 22 schools were included. The data gathered were coded, treated and analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, Spearman's rho correlation, and content analysis. The alpha level selected for determination of statistical significance and hypothesis testing was set at 0.05. Findings revealed that most of the respondents agreed that school inspectors' recommendations improved Schools management. Teachers in private schools hold better perception on school inspection activities than public school teachers. Male teachers hold the same perceptions as female teachers regarding inspection activities on schools. Older teachers tend to have better perceptions of inspection activities on school discipline and school development than younger teachers. Qualified teachers tend to have lower perceptions of inspection activities on school governance, and experienced teachers tend to have lower perceptions of inspection activities on school documents.
Ndaro Mbwana Suleiman Inclined Water Jets for Better Performance of Hydoentangled Fabrics Ndaro Mbwana Suleiman Inclined Water Jets for Better Performance of Hydoentangled Fabrics Новинка

Ndaro Mbwana Suleiman Inclined Water Jets for Better Performance of Hydoentangled Fabrics

The main purpose of this book is to investigate and determine the role of inclined water jets on the mechanical performance of the splittable bicomponent hydroentangled nonwoven fabrics. The specific objective of this book is to improve mechanical performance especially tensile strength which is the measure of hydroentanglement efficiency. Furthermore in this book is comprised of two experimental components. The first is preliminary experiment concerned with impact force measurements and the evaluation of basis weight, water jet inclination angles, water jet pressure on the mechanical performance (tensile strength, tear strength, bursting strength) of splittable bicomponents hydroentangled non-woven fabrics The second is the main experiment investigating the effect of water jets inclination angle, impact force, water jets pressure and fiber types on tensile properties of hydroentangled non-woven fabrics. The results indicate that the combination of impact force and inclined water jets in appropriate conditions improved the mechanical performance, and can be the possible solution for reducing energy costs.
Mensah Adinkrah Witchcraft, Witches, and Violence in Ghana Mensah Adinkrah Witchcraft, Witches, and Violence in Ghana Новинка

Mensah Adinkrah Witchcraft, Witches, and Violence in Ghana

Witchcraft violence is a feature of many contemporary African societies. In Ghana, belief in witchcraft and the malignant activities of putative witches is prevalent. Purported witches are blamed for all manner of adversities including inexplicable illnesses and untimely deaths. As in other historical periods and other societies, in contemporary Ghana, alleged witches are typically female, elderly, poor, and marginalized. Childhood socialization in homes and schools, exposure to mass media, and other institutional mechanisms ensure that witchcraft beliefs are transmitted across generations and entrenched over time. This book provides a detailed account of Ghanaian witchcraft beliefs and practices and their role in fueling violent attacks on alleged witches by aggrieved individuals and vigilante groups.
C. P. Kumar Impact of Climate Change on Groundwater Resources C. P. Kumar Impact of Climate Change on Groundwater Resources Новинка

C. P. Kumar Impact of Climate Change on Groundwater Resources

Academic Paper from the year 2014 in the subject Geography / Earth Science - Meteorology, Aeronomy, Climatology, , language: English, abstract: Climate change poses uncertainties to the supply and management of water resources. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that the global mean surface temperature has increased 0.6 ± 0.2 oC since 1861, and predicts an increase of 2 to 4 oC over the next 100 years. Temperature increases also affect the hydrologic cycle by directly increasing evaporation of available surface water and vegetation transpiration. Consequently, these changes can influence precipitation amounts, timings and intensity rates, and indirectly impact the flux and storage of water in surface and subsurface reservoirs (i.e., lakes, soil moisture, groundwater). In addition, there may be other associated impacts, such as sea water intrusion, water quality deterioration, potable water shortage, etc. While climate change affects surface water resources directly through changes in the major long-term climate variables such as air temperature, precipitation, and evapotranspiration, the relationship between the changing climate variables and groundwater is more complicated and poorly understood. The greater variability in rainfall could mean more frequent and prolonged periods of high or low groundwater levels, and saline intrusion in coastal aquifers due to sea level rise and resource reduction. Groundwater resources are related to climate change...
Deshmukh Girish Impact of Frontline Demonstrations on Mustard Growers Deshmukh Girish Impact of Frontline Demonstrations on Mustard Growers Новинка

Deshmukh Girish Impact of Frontline Demonstrations on Mustard Growers

Mustard (Brassica juncea) is the major oilseed crop of India.India is one of the largest producers of mustard in the world. India's contribution in the world's mustard production is the highest of any country. Frontline Demonstration was launched by the Indian Council Of Agriculture Research(ICAR) in 1991 with primary objective to demonstrate newly released crop production technologies and their management practices on farmers field under real farming situation. The study was undertaking for Impact analysis from frontline demonstration benenficiaries in search of adoption, knowledge and yield.
Nezir Akyesilmen Who is responsible for human rights. the state or corporations. Nezir Akyesilmen Who is responsible for human rights. the state or corporations. Новинка

Nezir Akyesilmen Who is responsible for human rights. the state or corporations.

Transnational business operations across the globe are common phenomenon and are increasingly more so in the age of globalization. While such operations are considered to be crucial for economic growth and development in the host countries, there are frequent allegations against TNCs of violation of human rights. The rights that are affected by TNCs activities vary from the right to self-determination to the right of life; from the right to strike to the right to a healthy environment and from the right of association to the right not to be discriminated against etc. The central question of this work is about the responsibility of actor(s) in the case of human rights violations. • What is the impact of the globalization process on the international human rights regime? • Who is responsible for such human rights violations: state(s) or transnational corporations (TNCs)? • Do TNCs need to be held responsible for human rights obligations? • How do the activities of non-state actors affect human rights? • Should non-state actors be directly responsible for human rights violations?
Barry Bogin Human Biology. An Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspective Barry Bogin Human Biology. An Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspective Новинка

Barry Bogin Human Biology. An Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspective

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This comprehensive introduction to the field of human biology covers all the major areas of the field: genetic variation, variation related to climate, infectious and non-infectious diseases, aging, growth, nutrition, and demography. Written by four expert authors working in close collaboration, this second edition has been thoroughly updated to provide undergraduate and graduate students with two new chapters: one on race and culture and their ties to human biology, and the other a concluding summary chapter highlighting the integration and intersection of the topics covered in the book.
Deka Gitimoni, Bhattacharyya Krishna Gopal Impacts of a Textile Mill on Water and Soil Quality Deka Gitimoni, Bhattacharyya Krishna Gopal Impacts of a Textile Mill on Water and Soil Quality Новинка

Deka Gitimoni, Bhattacharyya Krishna Gopal Impacts of a Textile Mill on Water and Soil Quality

This work investigates the impacts of the effluents and other wastes of a Textile Mill on quality of soil and water in the surrounding areas. Some specific impacts on soil and water quality have been identified. For example, the soil was getting enriched with both ionic matter and hydrophobic organic matter, which had important consequences. The soil became enriched with the trace metals, As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Mn, Ni, Pb, and Zn. The quality of the drinking water in and around the textile mill did reflect the changes in the physico-chemical quality of the soil. The water was characterized by considerable presence of the cations, Ca, Mg, Na and K, being compensated by comparative presence of the anions, Cl, NO3 and SO4. The toxic organic contaminant, phenol, was present in some of the drinking water sources. The water was contaminated with Mn, Ni, and Pb, and also fluoride. The rice crop grown in the study area had accumulated appreciable amounts of metals in them as seen from the analysis of rice grains and husks. Significantly, the husks were seen to be richer in the metals than the grains with one or two exceptions.
Andrew Goudie S. The Human Impact on the Natural Environment. Past, Present, and Future Andrew Goudie S. The Human Impact on the Natural Environment. Past, Present, and Future Новинка

Andrew Goudie S. The Human Impact on the Natural Environment. Past, Present, and Future

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The seventh edition of this classic student text explores the multitude of impacts that humans have had over time upon vegetation, animals, soils, water, landforms and the atmosphere. It also looks into the future and considers the ways in which climate changes and modifications in land cover may change the environment in coming decades. Extensively re-written, it contains many new statistical tables, figures, and references. It is essential reading for undergraduates in geography and environmental science, and for those who want a thorough, wide-ranging and balanced overview of the impacts of humans upon natural processes and systems from the Stone Age to the Anthropocene and who wish to understand the major environmental issues that concern the human race at the present time. Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/goudiehumanimpact.
Getray Shijenje Impact of Water Sector Reforms on Financial Sustainability Getray Shijenje Impact of Water Sector Reforms on Financial Sustainability Новинка

Getray Shijenje Impact of Water Sector Reforms on Financial Sustainability

Water is a driving force of all nature. It is essential for the workings of all nature. Water shapes our relationship with nature, politics and economies. Financial sustainability of water companies is therefore as paramount to our common future as it is difficult to achieve and thus the impact of the water sector reforms on financial sustainability of water companies is as well very vital. The government envisions that the water sector should be self financing in the sense that each water company recovers the full cost of providing services to their customers in the medium and long term. This therefore emphasizes the importance of this book.
Syeda Jhuma, Sarwar Hossain International and National Discourse of Business and Children.s Rights. Bangladesh Perspective Syeda Jhuma, Sarwar Hossain International and National Discourse of Business and Children.s Rights. Bangladesh Perspective Новинка

Syeda Jhuma, Sarwar Hossain International and National Discourse of Business and Children.s Rights. Bangladesh Perspective

Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject Politics - International Politics - General and Theories, , language: English, abstract: The idea of business and human rights is an emerging concept of international law. Human rights are greatly influenced, positively or negatively, by the business activities of transnational corporations, industries and business enterprises. Consequently, business and children's rights are comparatively new and evolving agenda in international human rights law. Children's rights both as right holders and stakeholders have been affected by business activities. This article focuses on two basic questions. Firstly: how business activities affect the rights of children, especially child labourer's rights in the context of Bangladesh; and secondly: whether the laws and regulations of domestic and international law is sufficient to redress the violation of children's rights. The article's premise is to find what should be the role of different actors in connection to the rights of children affected by the activities of business. The article concentrates on the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human rights, the UNICEF Global Compact and Save the Children "Children's rights and Business Principles known as CRB Principles" (May-2012) and the Committee on the Rights of the Child General Comment no.16 which deals with the obligations of states in relation to business and children's rights, Convention ...
Sayeh Adil Youssef The Impact of Arabization on the Educational System in Morocco Sayeh Adil Youssef The Impact of Arabization on the Educational System in Morocco Новинка

Sayeh Adil Youssef The Impact of Arabization on the Educational System in Morocco

The System of Education in Morocco is in Arabic till high school, whereas higher education is still conducted in French (for scientific subjects alone, literary studies are carried out in Arabic). The shift of the medium of instruction from Arabic to French may hinder students' achievement at the university and other related institutes. This division of the system of education may result in having two types of graduates: Frenchified ones who may get lucrative jobs and Arabized ones left with not well paid ones. By investigating the implications of Arabizing the system of Education on the level of achievements of first year students at the university, this research tries to shed light on a more complex issue which is the ability of these faculties to provide good quality graduates who are able to contribute to the development of the country. It attempts to investigate the impact of the shift in the medium of instruction from Arabic to French on students' achievements at the university and to look at the impact of Arabizing the system of education up to high school on the quality of university graduates, and to what extent such plan has promoted the sector of higher eduction.
Emmanuel Boon, Albert Ahenkan Enhancing food security and poverty reduction in Ghana through non-timber forest products farming. Case study of Sefwi Wiawso District Emmanuel Boon, Albert Ahenkan Enhancing food security and poverty reduction in Ghana through non-timber forest products farming. Case study of Sefwi Wiawso District Новинка

Emmanuel Boon, Albert Ahenkan Enhancing food security and poverty reduction in Ghana through non-timber forest products farming. Case study of Sefwi Wiawso District

Project Report from the year 2008 in the subject Forestry / Forestry Economics, , course: Human Ecology, 38 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Food insecurity and poverty are the greatest global challenges facing the world today. Their redress is an indispensable requirement for sustainable development in developing countries, particularly in Africa. Poverty continues to be pervasive, intractable and inexcusable in the developing world particularly Sub-Saharan Africa. Extreme poverty ravages the lives of one in every four in the developing world (i.e. 1.2 billion people). The farming of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) is being promoted as a potential solution to the current high rates of malnutrition and poor health of the rural population, the degradation of tropical forests and the spread and intensification of poverty. However, the role of NTFPs in rural development in Ghana remains largely undervalued and understudied. This paper examines the contribution of NTFPs farming in enhancing poverty reduction, food security, sustainable forest management, and livelihoods improvement in the Sefwi Wiawso District (SWD) of the Western Region of Ghana. An exhaustive literature review and analysis of field data collected through administration of questionnaires, interviews and stakeholder consultations indicate that NTFPs are an important tool for addressing poverty amongst marginalised, forest-dependant communities in Ghana. 86% of farmers in SWD depend on ...
Reinhold Niebuhr Nature and Destiny of Man. Volume One: Human Nature Reinhold Niebuhr Nature and Destiny of Man. Volume One: Human Nature Новинка

Reinhold Niebuhr Nature and Destiny of Man. Volume One: Human Nature

2018 Reprint of 1941 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition software. Volume One: Human Nature. A collection of theological lectures delivered by Niebuhr in 1939, The Nature and Destiny of Man tackles the Christian concept of human nature, the powerlessness of man, and Christianity’s impact on human history. Delivered just before the outbreak of World War II, these lectures were so influential that Cold War containment policies and aspects of realpolitik can be traced back to them. Especially recommended for those interested in ontology.
Christopher Moran Crime Scene Management. Scene Specific Methods Christopher Moran Crime Scene Management. Scene Specific Methods Новинка

Christopher Moran Crime Scene Management. Scene Specific Methods

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Second edition of an established text on common procedures for the identification and processing of evidence at scenes of crime Includes chapters on quality assurance and credibility of practices and processes issues surrounding major and complex crime Forensic handling of mass fatalities Crime scene reconstruction and impact on evidence recovery processes
Anthony Abaidoo, Joseph Kojo Loggosu The Prospects of Regulating Electronic Media Activities in Ghana. A Case Study of the National Media Commission Anthony Abaidoo, Joseph Kojo Loggosu The Prospects of Regulating Electronic Media Activities in Ghana. A Case Study of the National Media Commission Новинка

Anthony Abaidoo, Joseph Kojo Loggosu The Prospects of Regulating Electronic Media Activities in Ghana. A Case Study of the National Media Commission

Project Report from the year 2016 in the subject Communications - Mass Media, , language: English, abstract: The media play a significant role in the socio-economic and political development of all economies. However, if their operations are not properly and efficiently regulated, it can lead to underdevelopment. Hence, this study focused on the prospects of regulating electronic media activities in Ghana by using the National Media Commission (NMC) as a case study. The mixed research method was used as well as primary and secondary data. The primary data was collected through questionnaires and interview guides. Purposive and simple random sampling techniques was used to select 100 respondents for the study. The findings of the study revealed that there are various existing regulations governing the electronic media in Ghana. It was also found that there are problems and challenges facing the NMC in the discharge of its duties. This has to do with the electronic media ownership, employees and team compositions and the internal weaknesses electronic media houses in ensuring adhering to the NMC regulations. The study recommends that Ghana Parliament should pass a law to empower the NMC to be more biting.
Michael Church The Regulation of Peace River. A Case Study for River Management Michael Church The Regulation of Peace River. A Case Study for River Management Новинка

Michael Church The Regulation of Peace River. A Case Study for River Management

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This book presents a comprehensive overview of the first longitudinal study of the downstream response of a major river to the establishment of a large hydropower facility and dams. Peace River, a northward flowing boreal river in northwestern Canada was dammed in 1967 and the book describes the morphological response of the 1200 km downstream channel and the response of riparian vegetation to the change in flow regime over the first forty years of regulated flows. Beginning with a description of the effect of regulation on the flow and sediment regimes of the river, the book proceeds to study changes in downstream channel geometry on the main stem, on the lowermost course of tributaries, and on the hydraulic geometry, the overall morphology of the channel, and riparian vegetation succession. The river is subject to annual freeze-up and break-up, so a chapter is devoted to the ice regime of the river. A chapter compares the effects of two extraordinary post-regulation flood events. The penultimate chapter presents a prediction of the ultimate equilibrium form of the regulated river based on rational regime theory. An online database of all the main observations will provide invaluable material for advanced students of river hydraulics and geomorphology. This book carefully brings together a range of studies that have been previously inaccessible providing a rare and comprehensive analysis of the effects of a big dam on a river, a river that itself represents an example of the kind of system that is likely to receive considerable attention in the future from dam engineers and environmentalists. • An invaluable reference to river scientists, hydroelectric power developers, engineers and environmentalists • Focus on a northward flowing boreal river, a type that holds most of the remaining hydroelectric power potential in the Northern Hemisphere • Exceptional separation of water and sediment sources, permitting study of the isolated effect of manipulating one of the two major governing conditions of river processes and form • Unique example of water regulation and both natural and engineered flood flows • Detailed study of both morphological changes of the channel and of the riparian vegetation • Online data supplement including major data tables and numerous maps. Details of the main observations and provides material for problem study by advanced students of river hydraulics and geomorphology are provided
Noor Zainab Marital Adjustment and Mental Well Being in Infertile Couples Noor Zainab Marital Adjustment and Mental Well Being in Infertile Couples Новинка

Noor Zainab Marital Adjustment and Mental Well Being in Infertile Couples

Infertility is a major medical and psychosocial concern in the world. Infertility has many psychological and social implications for infertile couples. This study explores the impact of infertility on marital adjustment and mental well being of couples living in South Punjab, Pakistan. The research supports the contention that infertility affects the quality of marital relationships and the quality of mental well being of infertile couples.

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This book presents a comprehensive overview of the first longitudinal study of the downstream response of a major river to the establishment of a large hydropower facility and dams. Peace River, a northward flowing boreal river in northwestern Canada was dammed in 1967 and the book describes the morphological response of the 1200 km downstream channel and the response of riparian vegetation to the change in flow regime over the first forty years of regulated flows. Beginning with a description of the effect of regulation on the flow and sediment regimes of the river, the book proceeds to study changes in downstream channel geometry on the main stem, on the lowermost course of tributaries, and on the hydraulic geometry, the overall morphology of the channel, and riparian vegetation succession. The river is subject to annual freeze-up and break-up, so a chapter is devoted to the ice regime of the river. A chapter compares the effects of two extraordinary post-regulation flood events. The penultimate chapter presents a prediction of the ultimate equilibrium form of the regulated river based on rational regime theory. An online database of all the main observations will provide invaluable material for advanced students of river hydraulics and geomorphology. This book carefully brings together a range of studies that have been previously inaccessible providing a rare and comprehensive analysis of the effects of a big dam on a river, a river that itself represents an example of the kind of system that is likely to receive considerable attention in the future from dam engineers and environmentalists. • An invaluable reference to river scientists, hydroelectric power developers, engineers and environmentalists • Focus on a northward flowing boreal river, a type that holds most of the remaining hydroelectric power potential in the Northern Hemisphere • Exceptional separation of water and sediment sources, permitting study of the isolated effect of manipulating one of the two major governing conditions of river processes and form • Unique example of water regulation and both natural and engineered flood flows • Detailed study of both morphological changes of the channel and of the riparian vegetation • Online data supplement including major data tables and numerous maps. Details of the main observations and provides material for problem study by advanced students of river hydraulics and geomorphology are provided
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