Prof. Kwabena Biritwum Nyarko


Research Areas/Interests

Water Distribution Modelling (hydraulic and water quality) Engineering economics (utility management, water pricing, evaluation of water and sanitati...~more


Kwabena Biritwum Nyarko is a Professor at the Civil Engineering Department of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. He has 30 years of teaching and research experience in Water and Sanitation. His research focuses on water transport and distribution, sanitation technologies, and sustainable water and sanitation service delivery. 

He is the Provost of the College of Engineering at KNUST and a valued member of the Regional Water and Sanitation Centre, Kumasi (RWESCK). He serves on the Board of the Engineering Council of Ghana and is a Council member of the Ghana Institution of Engineers.

He is leading the KNUST component of the five-year Rural Evidence and Learning for Water (REAL Water) project led by Aquaya Institute in the US and funded by USAID, focused on evaluating strategies for expanding access to safe and sustainable rural water across the developing world. He was the Project Lead for the KNUST Engineering Education Project (KEEP), one of the leading World Bank ACE centres (out of 53 in West Africa), focusing on expanding access to high-quality postgraduate engineering programmes at the College of Engineering, KNUST. 

Prof Nyarko has over one hundred (100) publications in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, working papers, book chapters, technical reports and briefing notes.

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