Assessing the Erosion Risk Potential of Ghana

Outline
Team
  • Expected start date:
    2014•10•01
    Expected end date:
    2016•07•31
    Institute:
    UNU-INRA
    Project Status:
    Ongoing
    Project Type:
    Research
    Project Manager :
    Kwabena Owusu Asubonteng

    Soil erosion still remains one of the world most environmental challenge. Rainfall is one of the natural factors that accelerate erosion within landscapes. The ability of rainfall to cause erosion in a particular area could be monitored for the development of appropriate soil and water conservation measures as well as better land use planning. The application of geosaptial tools to meteorological data sets to determine the erosivity and erosion hotspots in at the national level could help inform policy discourse in the use of land and adaptation strategies adopted as a nation. This work seeks to provide current erosivity maps and erosion hotspot assessment under a changing climate.