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Water Research Institute (WRI)

The Water Research Institute (WRI) is one of the 13 research institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

It is a public institution and was established in 1996 from the merger of the former Institute of Aquatic Biology (IAB) and the Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) of the CSIR which were established in the 1960s. readmore

 

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Ghana Water PRO, Research Scientist clash over water safety .

A water research scientist Dr. Gloria Addico has mounted a robust defense of her research findings that there are toxins in water produced for consumption by the Ghana Water Company. Dr. Addico, who is with the Water Research Institute of the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) says Ghana Water Company has no capacity to determine the presence of the toxins and can therefore not dismiss her work.

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SUMMARY PROFILE
DR JOSEPH ADDO AMPOFO
DIRECTOR, WATER RESEARCH INSTITUTE, CSIR, GHANA.

Research Scientist with many years of experience as a microbiologist and water resources and environmental health management advisor, with special interests in water quality, rural and urban water development, water treatment and storage systems, sanitation and health, functioning and conservation of Ghana’s rivers, streams, impoundments and dugouts, lagoons and coastal systems.

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Scientist Queries E-Waste Burning

Dr. Kwadwo Ansong ASANTE, a Senior Research Scientist at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has condemned the indiscriminate burning of electronic waste since it emits various contaminants into the environment.

According to him, burning of electronic appliances emits and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in addition to polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs) which are found in transformers,

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CSIR Council Chairman Visits Water Research Institute

The CSIR Council Chairman Mr. Abe Incoom encouraged workers of CSIR Water Research Institute to work hard to help the institute be in good position to be self dependence in the near future. 

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WRI receives recognition for improved tilapia strain

The Water Research Institute (WRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) was adjudge the winner of the National Best Agriculture Researcher award during the 28th National Farmers Day 2012 celebration held at Abokobi in the Greater Accra Region.

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