Cycles in the ecological development of Valley View University, Accra, Ghana
conference contributionposted on 12.02.2018, 15:08 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.
- Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
- Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)