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Field trials move to communities - use of urine in agriculture demonstrated to local farmers in Ghana

The agricultural engineering department of Ho Polytechnic has been conducting field trials with urine fertilizer since 2011 as a part of the dry toilet pilot in schools. Field trials along with laboratory testing have proven the effectiveness and safety of the urine fertilizer in comparison with the commercial fertilizers.

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Beyond the pilot phase - Facility management of the dry toilets under review

Since the dry toilet pilot was introduced to Ho in 2009 with the completion of the first toilet in Regional Model School, the municipality and the North-South partnership have supported the pilot schools in their task of maintaining the facilities.

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Local Actions for Sustainable Development Globally

City of Lahti (Finland) - Rustenburg & Madibeng (South Africa) - Ho Municipality (Ghana)

This project promotes environmental protection, sustainable development and environmental technology & business in South and North.

See implementation plan 2013-2014

First Sanitation Week Celebrated in Ho!

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'Sharing is caring' and other lessons from Ghana

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Project presented in a brief video

Kari Porra, Environmental Director, City of Lahti, 7 min, January 2010

Mr. Porra tells about the background and the development of the co-operation between the City of Lahti and the Bojanala Platinum District Municipality. The co-operation has lasted over 10 years and has been a part of the North South Local Government Co-operation Programme since 2002.


Other Hot Picks from Project Video Archieve:


Petrus Venter
Acting Director, Department of Water Affairs, (DWA), 2 min, March 2009

Mr. Venter is in charge of the Integrated Biological Remediation program of the Hartbeespoort Dam. The remediation process at Lake Vesijärvi has been a model for the Dam’s remediation program. Mr. Venter is showing the situation at the dam lake and telling about the efforts done to combat eutrophication.

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Walter Senne
Head of the waste management unit, Rustenburg, 1 min, September 2009

A waste management station that is following the example of the Pilleri Waste Management Centre in Lahti is being developed in Rustenburg and will be a showcase for whole southern Africa. Mr. Senne is visiting Pilleri to review the latest progress in Lahti.

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Juha Keto
Limnologist, City of Lahti, 3 min, November 2009

Mr. Keto has been involved in the remediation efforts of the Hartbeespoort Dam long-term and is commenting on the progress made. Results so far are promising and a breakthrough has been made in water quality, but continuous action is still required.

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Tikologo Makhoana
Director of water and sanitation, Moses Kotane, 2 min, November 2009

Mr. Makhoana talks about the water monitoring needs and situation in Moses Kotane and the help that has been received through the Lahti-Bojanala Platinum co-operation. Two portable water monitoring devices, colorimeters, have been located to Moses Kotane through the co-operation program.

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