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


Presentation : 
WACWISA IS a semi-autonomous Centre of Excellence specialized in education and research in Water Resources, Irrigation Science and Engineering, Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change. 
It has as a vision “to be a leading world-class academic and research Centre specialized in irrigation, water resources, sustainable agriculture and climate change” and, a Mission of “developing skills and knowledge of young men and women to provide practical and sustainable solutions to challenges of water resources, irrigation, agricultural development and climate change in Africa”.  

It undertakes training of high-level personnel at the Master and PhD level, career-based short courses as well as conduct cutting-edge research through post-doctoral training in its thematic areas. 

The Centre aims at bridging the training gap that exists for manpower in the area of water resources, irrigation, sustainable agriculture and climate change especially in the West African sub-region. The center builds on already existing relationships and experiences of industry, national, regional and international partners in developing programs that suit 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 Agricultural and Food Systems. 

WACWISA also undertakes applied and advanced research that contributes to new and emerging knowledge and technologies to create opportunities for especially resource poor as well as develop localized and sustainable solutions and technologies for the development and growth of society.

Academic and Research Interest:

  • Water Resource Management
  • Irrigation & Drainage Systems
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Climate Change
  • Food & Nutrition Security

Prof. Felix Kofi Abagale (

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


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