Sustainable Water Use under Changing Land Use, Rainfall Reliability, and Water Demands in the Volta Basin
The central objective of the GLOWA Volta Project (GVP) is the analysis of the physical and socio-economic determinants of the hydrological cycle in the Volta Basin in the face of global change.
Based on this, the project aims at the establishment of a scientifically sound Decision Support System (DSS) for water resource management that has been adequately tested.
The GVP is in its third phase (GVP III, June 2006 - May 2009), which is geared towards the synthesis of the research, capacity building, and the transfer of decision support tools, and knowledge.
Water Supply and Distribution
Analysis of Long-Term Environmental Change
Water Demand & Management
Capacity Building & Technology Transfer
Stakeholder Dialog & Knowledge Exchange
Integration & Data Management Systems
In lieu of the operational requirements, the project was re-organized.
The Atmosphere, Land and Water themes that gave structure to GVP research in Phases I and II were replaced with themes that can be described as:
The project’s first phase (GVP I, May 2000-April 2003) focused on the development of conceptual frameworks, feasibility studies and initial model runs, as well as on capacity building. Field work started with a first set of Ph.D. students and the permanent staff. The project was organized along the three clusters ‘Atmosphere’, ‘Land Use’, and ‘Water Use’.