Uniting Ecosystem Futures: Muni Lagoon and Winneba Ghana
Nancy Takahashi, Distinguished Lecturer (Landscape Architecture) and Guoping Huang, Assistant Professor (Urban and Environmental Planning)
We are an interdisciplinary, international collaboration of leaders/ stakeholders from Winneba Ghana and UVa addressing environmental challenges facing West African coastal cities and wetlands. We seek to map the future of Muni-Pomadze Lagoon and adjoining city Winneba, known for its fishing industry, teachers university, and rich heritage. Muni Lagoon has enjoyed protection as home of traditional gods and as a Ramsar-recognized site, but faces ever-increasing pressures of encroachment, environmentally unsustainable practices, and now climate change. Our Lagoon Futures project is an urgent call for a restoration/ management plan to re-shape Muni’s future-- environmentally, culturally and economically-- linked to Winneba’s prosperity.
Developing Cost Effective Air Filters for Developing Countries
Gaurav Giri and Balashankar Mulloth (Chemical Engineering and Public Policy)
Read more about Chad Wellmon (German) and team’s ambitious project to create a global digital network of print materials produced during the Enlightenment: