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University for Development Studies
Nyankpala Campus
P.O. Box TL 1882



WACWISA is a semi-autonomous center of excellence specializing in teaching and research in water resources, irrigation science and engineering, sustainable agriculture and climate change.
Its vision is "to be a world-class academic and research center specializing in irrigation, water resources, sustainable agriculture and climate change", and its mission is "to develop the skills and knowledge of young men and women to provide practical, sustainable services and solutions to the challenges of water resources, irrigation, agricultural development and climate change in Africa".
It undertakes high-level staff training at Masters and PhD level, career-based short courses and conducts cutting-edge research through post-doctoral training in its thematic areas.

The Center aims to fill the training gap that exists for the workforce in the field of water resources, irrigation, sustainable agriculture and climate change, particularly in the West African sub-region. The center builds on existing relationships and experiences with industry, national, regional and international partners to develop programs tailored to regional needs. Current programs include; Integrated Water Resources Management, Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Soil and Water Conservation and Management, Environmental Management and Sustainability, and Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems.

WACWISA also undertakes applied and advanced research that contributes new and emerging knowledge and technologies to create opportunities for particularly resource-poor people, and develop localized and sustainable solutions and technologies for societal development and growth.

Interests and expertise :

  • Water resources management
  • Irrigation and drainage systems
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Climate change
  • Food and nutrition security

Prof. Felix Kofi Abagale (

Focal points
Prof. Felix Kofi Abagale (
Mr. Benard Alando (