Ghana’s coastal erosion: The village buried in sand

The african west coasts are undergoing much erosion. Keta, Ghana, is part of the Volta Delta Region, and some think the Volta Dam prevents silt for depositing and leads to greater erosion. Captions and Photo source: ©© Beth Knittle


Rising sea levels are swallowing up land along the West African coastline at an astonishing rate.

The geographical location of Fuveme, in Keta municipality of the Volta region, Ghana, makes it particularly prone to sea erosion. A 2010 study by the World Bank paints a grim picture for the rest of the country…

Read Full Article, BBC News

A Photo Gallery: “We Were Once Three Miles From the Sea” (01-03-2014)
Grain by grain, West Africa’s coasts are eroding away, the dry land sucked under the water by a destructive mix of natural erosion and human meddling… Nyani Quarmyne has poignantly photographed the impacts of climate change on people living on the Ghana coast…

Sand mining: The Greatest Threat To The Coastline of Ghana, Graphic Online (04-24-2014)

Ghana’s Ongoing Battle Against Coastal erosion (09-09-2011)
According to estimates, the ocean claims 1.5 to 2 metres of the 539- kilometres Ghana coastline annually; with the most risky coastal areas, Ada Foah and the Eastern parts of Keta, recording 4 metres. Ghana’s Government decided on a costly and controversial project: the building of a 68 million euros, 30 kms “Ada Defense Sea Wall” to “salvage the people in the area from the ravages of the sea…”

Dams – Cutting off our Beach Sand; By Gary Griggs (12-19-2014)

Volta Region to get 9 hydro dams, Pulse (04-12-2016)