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Cycles in the ecological development of Valley View University, Accra, Ghana

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posted on 2018-02-12, 15:08 authored by Gunther Geller, Seth A. Laryea
Valley View University (VVU), a private Ghanaian institution, has adopted a holistic approach in developing a sustainable eco-university. Ecological cycles, ecological settling and buildings and encompassing quality management are included in the concept. The cycles are closed locally, bringing collected urine and grey-water to the eco-farming area for use as fertilizer. Intensive training of staff and students is part of the endeavours. An ecological engineering study is proposed as part of the plans to intensify education of communities and interested individuals. As a preliminary result it can be stated, that the holistic approach is essential for the sustainability of such projects and in the case of Valley View University the approach is largely accountable for the success attained so far.



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GELLER, G. and LARYEA, S.A., 2008. Cycles in the ecological development of Valley View University, Accra, Ghana. IN: Jones, H. (ed). Access to sanitation and safe water - Global partnerships and local actions: Proceedings of the 33rd WEDC International Conference, Accra, Ghana, 7-11 April 2008, pp. 279-286.


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