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National winners of Quarry Life Award announced for Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Ghana and Tanzania

World Cement,


Last week, World Cement provided an overview of the national winners of HeidelbergCement’s Quarry Life Award that had so far been announced. This included winning projects in North America, Indonesia, the Czech Republic, Northern Europe, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Poland. Since then, further winners have been revealed for Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Ghana and Tanzania.

Ukraine

  • 1st place (€5000): Sergiy Smetana – ‘Green Wall’ Project.
  • 2nd place (€3000): Sergey Yarovoi – Quarries as an element of ecological education of modern youth.
  • 3rd place (€1500): Vasyl Savosko – The territory of quarry as the depositary for rare plants and basis for environmental education.

Kazakhstan

  • 1st place (€5000): Rosa Makhambetova – Public awareness raising.
  • 2nd place (€3000): Gusman Kenzhetayev – Environmental aspects to mitigate negative impact and increase positive effect on biological diversity during restoration of South Shetpe Cretaceous deposit.
  • 3rd place (€1500): Nurgisa Kulzhanovna – Increase of saxaul planting in the territory of CaspiCement’s quarry.

Tanzania

  • 1st place (€5000): Siajali Pamba – The potential use of aquatic ecosystems for enhancement of the rehabilitation of mining sites.
  • 2nd place (€3000): Singira Ngoishiye – Ground beetles (Carabidae) species diversity and abundance as indicators of habitat quality in rehabilitated sites of Wazo Hill Quarry.
  • 3rd place (€1500): Kelvin Ngongolo – The merits of ecological restoration to floral visitors and pollinators Of Leucaena leucocephala In Wazo Hill, Tanzania.

Ghana

  • 1st place (GH?19 941.50): Kwasi Boadu Ntiamoah – The use of vermicompost from organic food waste as a potential treat for topsoil in restoring biodiversity at quarry site reclamation.
  • 2nd place (GH?11 691.90): Reuben Danso Mintah – Protecting communities from quarry dust using pennisetum purpureum as a dust barrier to promote biodiversity in a mining site.
  • 3rd place (GH?5982.40): Millicent Amekugbe – Implications of edge effects as a tool in assisting ecological succession.

For more information about the winning projects for the national competitions, visit www.quarrylifeaward.com.

Winners of the International Quarry Life Award will be announced in Prague on 9 December.


Adapted from press releases by

Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/europe-cis/24112014/national-winners-of-quarry-life-award-announced-in-tanzania-ukraine-kazakhstan-ghana-901/


 

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