A team of research scientists have been assembled by the Water Research Institute to profess the best of treating water in this country and to ensure food security.
The series of seminars which started last month continued on Tuesday, November 14 under the theme ‘Ghana’s Water Security: Rethinking the Value of Water’.
Dr. Miriam Ameworwor of the CSIR-Water Research Institute said the three part workshop, which is part of the open day event is aimed at creating awareness on the current state of the country’s water resources.
She said destroying the water bodies will lead to the death of the aquatic animals which provide food to humans and as such can lead to food insecurity in this country.
She advised all and sundry to be part of the call to protect the water bodies so we ensure food security in this country.
Rev. Dr Gloria N.D Addico , a Principal Research Scientist, spoke on enhancing the quality of aquatic life in Ghana’s water.
She said the activities of humans affect water bodies and in return, have negative implications on food, transportation, tourism and health of the people who use them.
Dr Anthony Karikari, Chief Research Scientist, dwelled on protecting the quality of Ghana’s water through pollution control and regulations.
He said rainwater must be managed properly by channeling into reservoirs for irrigation.
He emphasized legislation must be made to put the people in check on the use of plastics and other materials that pollute the environment.
According to him, proper enforcement of the laws and regulations will be helpful in protecting water resources in Ghana. He recommended that government should make significant investment in solving the problem.
He warned that if the country failed in putting up these measures in controlling the pollution, Ghana can become a water scarce nation in the near future.