On the first day, WaterPower team members presented their different research findings. These presentations covered aspects such as urbanization and land use change, uneven water access in peri-urban areas, wetlands and ecosystem service, heterogeneous urban water infrastructure, and services as well as gender. On the second day, a participatory scenario planning exercise was conducted to collate information from the stakeholders' perspective on desirable urban water futures and governance strategies for water security.
From the scenario planning, stewardship and pollution were identified as the most important factors that could affect water security in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA). Four scenarios were developed and the most desirable is characterized by low pollution and high stewardship. This scenario was seen as utopian but will require significant efforts in governance, infrastructure, education, proper land use planning and human resource development to achieve. However, in light of the prevailing development challenges in Ghana, participants generally agree the most achievable scenario is illustrated by low stewardship and low pollution. In this scenario, the GAMA is seen as a city made up of people who have bad behavior towards the environment, however, systems are put in place to keep the levels of pollution low. Such systems include green businesses, water recycle and reuse.