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Dr. Daniel Nukpezah

Research Fellow

Educational History

  • PhD Environmental Science. Brandenburg Technical University, Cottbus Germany. 
  • MBA Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • M.Sc Environmental & Resource Management, Brandenburg Technical University, Cottbus Germany
  • M.Phil Environmental Science, University of Ghana, Ghana
  • B.Sc (Hons) Zoology, University of Ghana, Ghana 

Research Interests

  •  Pollution and pollution control in inland waters
  •  Wetlands ecology and management 
  •  Lake and Reservoir limnology and management
  •  Large Dams impact on ecosystems functioning and community livelihoods
  •  Environmental governance and policy research
  •  Industrial ecology and green initiatives of Ghanaian firms
  •  Environmental management systems (EMS) adoption rate and corporate environmentalism in Ghana 

Current Research Project

  • Stratification effects on sediment nutrient release and internal nutrient loading in the Kpong Headpond
  • Reoptimisation and Reoperation study of the Akosombo and Kpong dams



  • Ishmael Lente (2014-2017): Evaluation of Climate Change and variability Impacts on Water Resources and Livelihoods within the White Volta River Basin catchment of Ghana.
  • Lloyd Larbi (2014-2017): Community stewardship and coastal ecosystem health of the Ada coastal Bay of Ghana.


  • Aaron Aryee (2014-2016): Determination of poly-aromatic hydrocarbons in soil contaminated with used motor oil.
  • Abdul Rahman Fahad (2014-2016): Effects of small-scale mining on quality of irrigation water for vegetable production.
  • Eric Marvin Gbeddie (2013-2016): Climate change and water availability from shallow household wells in Adentan Municipality of Ghana.
  • Elvis Acheampong (2013-2015): Impacts of Gold Mine Tailings on Surface and Groundwater quality: A case study of Nzema Goldmines.
  • Johnson M. Dolo (2013-2015): Assessment of Effluent quality at the University of Ghana Hospital, Legon.
  • Louisa Kabobah (2013-2015): Vulnerability and adaptation strategies of farming communities within the Kasena Nankana Municipality of Ghana to Climate change/vulnerability.
  • Joseph Tettey Quarshie (2013-2015): Assessment of Litter on the Banks of some selected lagoons along the eastern coast of Ghana.
  • Henry A. Aboagye (2013-2015): Phytoremediation of sewage effluent with some selected aquatic plants from anaerobically digested biogas plant.
  • Akua Akwaah Marfo: (2012-2015): Risk assessment of sewage pollution in the Tema Metropolis.
  • Michael Dorleku (2012-2014): Groundwater contamination by small scale mining with toxic metals in the Lower Pra Basin.


Selected publications

    1. Hogarh J.N., Sowunmi F.A., Oluwafemi A.P., Antwi-Agyei P., Nukpezah D., Atewamba C.(2015) Biosand filter as a household water treatment technology in Ghana and its eco-business potential: An assessment using a Lifecycle Approach. Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management 3(4) (2015) 343-353.
    2.   Padgham, J., Lawson, E.T., Nukpezah, D. et al., (2015) Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in the Semi-Arid Regions of West Africa. CARIAA/ASSAR- IDRC.
    3.   Nukpezah, D., Alemagi D. et al. (2014), An examination of forest certification status among logging companies in Cameroon. International Scholarly Research Notices Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 323014, 8 pages
    4.  Nukpezah, D. Okine H.A and Ofori B.D (2014) Electronic waste risk assessment and management in Ghana. Proceedings of the 28th Environmental Informatics conference. Pp 205-212, Sept. 10th to 12th 2014, University of Oldenburg, Germany
    5.  Ofori, B.D., Nukpezah, D., et al (2014), Leadership, Local Knowledge and Water Management:  Lessons from Fringe Communities of the Kogyae Strict Nature Reserve, Ghana. Journal of management and sustainable development Vol. 3 No. 2 pp 353-370.
    6.   Gordon, C., Nukpezah, D., Tweneboah-Lawson, E., et al., (2013),West Africa- Water resources vulnerability using a multi dimensional approach: Case study of Volta Basin In Encyclopaedia of Water Resources Vulnerability, Elsevier
    7.  Alemagi, D. and Nukpezah, D. (2012), Assessing the performance of Large-scale Logging companies in countries of the Congo Basin.Environment and Natural Resources Research, Vol 2, No. 2: 38-47
    8.  Nukpezah, D. (2012), Mitigating the effects of pollution on aquatic ecosystems: Spotlight on the Weija Reservoir in Ghana. IESS, Information note 014,University of Ghana.
    9.  Ugochukwu, C. and Nukpezah, D. (2008) Ecotechnological methods as strategies to combat eutrophication and acidification in lakes.The Environmentalist (2008) 28: 137-142
    10. Nukpezah, D. and Ertel, J. (2008) Addressing constraints to environmental protection in Ghana: Strategies for Business, Government and communities. Widening our HorizonsProceedings of the 3rd International forum for students. Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. April 2008 pp 138-140
    11. Hogarh J.N., Adu-Gyamfi E. Nukpezah, D., Osei Akoto and Adu-Kumi SSediment core profile of heavy metals in Lake Amponsah in the mining district of Bibiani, Ghana. (Submitted).

Contribution to technical reports

    • Nukpezah D. and Hogarh, J. (2015) Impact assessment study of proposed emission tax in Ghana. Report submitted to GIZ/Ministry of Finance, Accra, Ghana. 57pp.
    • Hogarh J. and Nukpezah D. (2015) Impact assessment of Ghana’s Plastic Tax. Report submitted to GIZ/Ministry of Finance, Accra, Ghana. 56pp.
    • Nukpezah D., Twum-Barimah R. et al., (2013) Reoptimization and Reoperation of the Akosombo and Kpong Dams project: Report on Community consultations. Water Resources Commission (WRC)/Centre for African Wetlands (CAW), Accra, Ghana. 39pp.
    • Nukpezah D., et al., (2013) Reoptimization and Reoperation of the Akosombo and Kpong Dams project: Review of Environment and Livelihood flows. Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS)/Water Resources Commission (WRC), Accra, Ghana. 37pp.
    • On the Relationship between Natural (Forest) Resources Endowment, Good governance, and Economic Growth. Submitted to the Rights and Resources Group (RRG), USA

Contribution to Teaching in last three years

  • ESCI 701: Environmental Management
  • ESCI 702: Emerging Environmental Issues for the 21st century
  • ESCI 705: Sustainable Sanitation and Health
  • ESCI: 604: Environmental Law
  • ESCI: 609: Water Resources Management
  • ABCS 407: Limnology