Professor Geophrey Kwame Anornu is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Civil and Geo-Engineering and Deputy Director of the Regional Water and Environmental Sanitation Centre Kumasi (RWESCK) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi. He is an associate professor of water resources engineering and hydraulics at the Department of Civil Engineering, KNUST and he is a member of the Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE). With years of experience in teaching and research, Professor Anornu has supervised the research projects and directly contributed to the academic development of students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has taught several courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels including Irrigation and Drainage Engineering; Engineering in Society; Hydrogeology, Fluid Mechanics; Urban Hydrology and Urban Drainage among others.
Professor Anornu’s research transcends disciplines, with research interests in hydraulics, hydrogeology, hydrogeochemical and isotopic techniques of groundwater resources evaluation, the contribution of shallow groundwater irrigation to livelihoods security and poverty reduction, agricultural water management, etc. He has over 60 publications including articles in several high-impact peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings and other relevant publications. He is also a reviewer of several peer-reviewed journals across the globe. He is a Civil and Water Resources Engineer, with over 16 years of experience in the design of hydraulic structures; design of irrigation systems; borehole design and development; human resource capacity assessment; feasibility studies of irrigation systems; among others.
Professor Anornu has made significant contributions at the national and international levels. He has served in various capacities at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to advance the academic and research excellence of the university. In 2018, he worked assiduously with other team members for a World Bank/Government of Ghana grant of USD 5.5 million for the RWESCK African Centres of Excellence (ACE) Program. He has also served several academic and institutional boards in the country and the African continent.