A pilot study of the Social Water Assessment Protocol in a mining region of Ghana

Danoucaras, Anastasia N., Adam, Alidu Babatu, Sturman, Kathryn, Collins, Nina K. and Woodley, Alan (2016) A pilot study of the Social Water Assessment Protocol in a mining region of Ghana. Water International, 41 3: 392-408. doi:10.1080/02508060.2015.1127199


Author Danoucaras, Anastasia N.
Adam, Alidu Babatu
Sturman, Kathryn
Collins, Nina K.
Woodley, Alan
Title A pilot study of the Social Water Assessment Protocol in a mining region of Ghana
Journal name Water International   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0250-8060
1941-1707
Publication date 2016-05-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/02508060.2015.1127199
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 41
Issue 3
Start page 392
End page 408
Total pages 17
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract The Social Water Assessment Protocol (SWAP) is a tool consisting of a series of questions on 14 themes designed to capture the social context of water around a mine site. A pilot study of the SWAP, conducted in Prestea-Huni Valley, Ghana, showed that some communities were concerned about whether the groundwater was potable. The mining company’s concern was that there was a cycle of dependency amongst communities that received treated water from the mining company. The pilot identified potential data sources and stakeholder groups for each theme, and gaps in themes, and suggested refinements to questions to improve the SWAP.
Keyword Ghana
mining
Social impact assessment
water management
water reporting
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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