Water Without Borders trip to Ghana 2018

Water Without Borders trip to Ghana 2018

Water Without Borders (WWB) is a collaborative graduate program in water, environment and health between the United Nations University, Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) and McMaster University.

It addresses issues of water without borders, either geopolitical or disciplinary. The program is designed to be undertaken alongside a graduate degree program at McMaster University. It is open to graduate students in all faculties and departments. The intent of this program is to give graduate students the tools they need to achieve not only their aspirations of learning, but also to change the world.

In the past, classes have taken field trips to countries such as Kenya, Uganda and Ghana. The photo story below follows the Water Without Border’s 2017-2018 class on a trip to Ghana.

The bus broke down – so we are having a road-side lecture on CLTS (Community Led Total Sanitation) by Plan International
A walking tour of an urban slum, Nima, showed the sanitation conditions residents have to live with

The Safe Water Network takes surface water, like this peri-urban dam, and treats it affordably for better health
We visited a biofuel operation managed by Safi Sana. They take waste, including sewage, and turn it into energy on the outskirts of Accra.

We undertook focal group research with students from the University of Ghana, who were passionate about water and sanitation in their country
Experts at the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA) introduced us to research in Africa

We undertook focal group research with students from the University of Ghana, who were passionate about water and sanitation in their country
Experts at the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA) introduced us to research in Africa