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Contact Information

 

Email: nyarko.k.b@gmail.com

Phone:  +233208165515

Educational History

 a)      Academic Degrees earned with dates

  • 2000 - 2007 - UNESCO-IHE Institute of Water, Netherlands and Institute of Social Studies, The Hague
  • 1996-1998 - UNESCO-IHE Institute of Water, Netherlands
  • 1990-1994 - Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi
  • 1982-1989 - Prempeh College, Kumasi

Some Courses I Teach

Undergraduate

Engineering Economy and Entrepreneurship Development - CE 461

Civil Engineering Design - CE 497

Principles of Design - CE  261

Water and Waste Water Treatment - CE 364

Environmental Quality Engineering - CE 464

Introduction to Environmental Quality Engineering - CE 264

Civil Engineering Drawing - CE 164

 

Postgraduate

Water Transport and Distribution - CEWS 544

Master Plan - CEWS 653

Engineering Economy and Financial Management - CE 673

Research Methodology - CEWR 525

Infrastructure Planning - CEWS 513

Research Interests

Cost and pricing of water and sanitation service delivery

Regulation and public private partnerships of water and sanitation service delivery

Water and sanitation sector reform

Water transport and distribution

Faecal sludge treatment with the aim of contributing to sustainable water service delivery in developing countries

Areas of Expertise  

Environmental Quality Engineering

Achievements and Awards

1. 2013 - DFID/Adam Smith International WASHCost Sierra Leone Project Implementation Grant

2. 2012 - Grand Challenges Canada Research Grant

3. 2011 - Africa Initiative's Research Grant

4. 2011 - European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP 7) for the WASHTECH project Grant

5. 2010 - Benchmarking for Pro-Poor Water Services Provision Research Grant

6. 2009 - Partnerships in the Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Research Grant

Professional Membership

1. Member, Ghana Institution of Engineers

Publications

 

Journals

[1]  Appiah-Effah, E., Nyarko. K. B., Gyasi, S. F., and Awuah E. (2014) Faecal sludge management in low income areas: a case study of three districts in the Ashanti region of Ghana. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development 4(2), 189 -199. IWA Publishing. 

[2] Somuah Junior Tenkorang, Samuel Odai, Adjei Kwaku Amaning, Frank Annor, Sampson Oduro-Kwarteng,Kwabena Biritwum Nyarko, Abu Madi Maher  (2014)  Impacts of Variable Energy Prices on the Financial Sustainability of Water Facilities: Case from Ghana’ for publication  in Int. J. of Water. Vol 8 No 2 pp 200-218. 

[3] Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Nyarko, K. B., Dwumfour-Asare, B., Adjei, A. K., & Agyekum, E. K. (2014). Indicators for Benchmarking Water Supply to the Urban Poor in Ghana. International Journal of Innovative Research and Studies, 3(4), 724-737. 

[4] Ristinmaa, K., Nyarko. K. B and Dwumfour-Asare B (2013). Cost functions for Predicting Capital expenditure of small towns in Ghana. VATTEN - Journal of Water Management and Research 69:27-36. 

[5] Nyarko. K.B., Oduro-Kwarteng S., and Owusu P. A (2011). Local authorities, community and Private Operators Partnerships in small towns water service delivery in Ghana. Journal Earth Physics and Chemistry of the Earth Vol 36 Issue 14-15.

Conference Papers

[5]  Nyarko K. B., Dwumfour-Asare, B (2013) Tracking direct support and capital maintenance cost in rural water service delivery in Ghana. IRC Symposium 2013 Monitoring Sustainable WASH Service Delivery, Addis Ababa. 

[6] Asante, J.K., K.B. Nyarko & B. Dwumfour-Asare (2013). Capital Maintenance study, the case of Water Supply Systems in selected Small Towns. 36th WEDC International Conference, “Delivering Water, Sanitation and Hygiene services in an uncertain environment”. Nakuru, Kenya, 2013.

[7] Buamah, R., K.B. Nyarko & E. Ofosu (2013). The Technology Assessment Framework Tool- the Bridge between the Technology Developer and User in the Water and Sanitation Sector. Proceedings of the 9th College of Engineering Research Retreat (CERR 9), 241-248.

[8] Nkrumah, E, Nyarko, K. B, Dwumfour-Asare, B, Oduro-Kwarteng, S, and Moriarty, P. (2011). Drivers of capital expenditures of rural piped water systems in Ghana: the case of Volta, Ashanti and Northern regions. Proceedings of the 6th Rural Water Supply Network Forum 2011 Uganda Rural Water Supply in the 21st Century: Myths of the Past, Visions for the Future. [Paper 194].

[9] Appiah-Effah, E., Nyarko, K.B., Dwumfour-Asare, B., Moriarty, P. (2011). Cost of rural and small town water service delivery in the Bosomtwe District. Proceedings of the 3rd Ghana Water Forum Water and Sanitation Services Delivery in a Rapidly Changing Urban Environment College of Physicians and Surgeons, Accra, Ghana 5th to 7th September, 2011.102-109.

[10] Nyarko, K.B and Hayward T (2011). Decentralised Water Supply for Low Income Urban Areas: Institutional Arrangements and forms of agreement. Proceedings of the 3rd Ghana Water Forum Water and Sanitation Services Delivery in a Rapidly Changing Urban Environment College of Physicians and Surgeons, Accra, Ghana 5th to 7th September, 2011.163-169.

[11] K. B. Nyarko, S. Oduro-Kwarteng, B. Dwumfour-Asare, J. H. Ankomah, (2011). Performance of a Multi-District Water Supply Scheme in Ghana – Case study of the Three District Water Supply Scheme. Proceedings of the 3rd Ghana Water Forum Water and Sanitation Services Delivery in a Rapidly Changing Urban Environment College of Physicians and Surgeons, Accra, Ghana 5th to 7th September, 2011. 170-177.

[12] Nyarko K. B., Dwumfour-Asare, B., Appiah-Effah, E. and Moriarty, P (2010): Cost of delivering water services in rural areas and small towns in Ghana. IRC Symposium 2010 Pumps, Pipes and Promises, The Hague, the Netherlands.172-191.

[13] Braimah, I., Nyarko, K.B., and Moriarty, P (2010): The Use of Cost Information in Planning and Decision Making in Rural Water and Sanitation Service Delivery in Ghana. IRC Symposium 2010 Pumps, Pipes and Promises, The Hague, the Netherlands. 36-49.

[14] Nyarko, K.B., Oduro-Kwarteng, S., and Owusu-Antwi, P. (2010). Local Authorities, Community and Private Operators Partnerships in Small Towns Water service delivery in Ghana. Proceedings of 11th WaterNet/WARFSA/GWP-SA symposium on Water and Society in Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. 

[15] Nyarko, K.B., Oduro-Kwarteng, S. and Owusu-Kanin, Y (2010). Partnership between GWCL and Tanker Associations on water service delivery in Accra, Ghana. Proceedings of 11th WaterNet/WARFSA/GWP-SA symposium on Water and Society in Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. 

[16] Moriarty , P., Batchelor, C. Fonseca, C. Klutse, A. Naafs, A. Nyarko, K. Pezon,  C. Potter, A. Reddy, R. Snehalata.(2010). Decentralisation and the use of cost information in delivering WASH services.(Eds.Stef Smits, Harold Lockwood, Kerstin Danert, Christelle Pezon, Aaron Kabirizi, Richard Carter and Rosemary Rop). Proceedings of an International Symposium on Scaling up Rural Water Services in Kampala, Uganda, 13-15 April 2010.  42-44.

[17] Nyarko, K., Moriarty, P., Fonseca,C. , Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Dwumfour-Asare, B., Appiah-Effah , E . (2010) Cost and financing of rural and small towns water services delivery in Ghana. (Eds. Stef Smits, Harold Lockwood, Kerstin Danert, Christelle Pezon, Aaron Kabirizi, Richard Carter and Rosemary Rop). Proceedings of an International Symposium on Scaling up Rural Water Services in Kampala, Uganda, 13-15 April 2010. 57-58

Policy Briefing Notes

[18] B. Dwumfour-Asare, K.B. Nyarko, E. Nkrumah, E. Appiah-Effah, and P. Moriarty (2012). Life-cycle costs in Ghana: Briefing Note 12, Ideal direct support costs for WASH services. Life-cycle costs approach for WASH services that last. IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, the Netherlands. December 2012 Edition.

[19] B. Dwumfour-Asare, K.B. Nyarko, E. Nkrumah, E. Appiah-Effah, and P. Moriarty (2012). Life-cycle costs in Ghana: Briefing Note 11, Cost drivers of capital investment of small towns water schemes. Life-cycle costs approach for WASH services that last. IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, the Netherlands. October 2012 Edition.

[20] E. Appiah-Effah, K.B. Nyarko, B. Dwumfour-Asare, and P. Moriarty (2012). Life-cycle costs in Ghana: Briefing Note 10, Case Study of Oyibi multi-village water schemes. Life-cycle costs approach for WASH services that last. IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, the Netherlands. December 2012 Edition.

[21] K.B. Nyarko, J. Asante, B. Dwumfour-Asare, and P. Moriarty (2012). Life-cycle costs in Ghana: Briefing Note 9, Cost of small towns water supply schemes in central region, Ghana. Life-cycle costs approach for WASH services that last. IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, the Netherlands. December 2012 Edition.

[22] P. Moriarty, K. B. Nyarko, B. Dwumfour-Asare, A. Obuobisa-Darko, and E. Appiah-Effah (2012). Life-cycle costs in Ghana: Briefing Note 8, Uses and sources of water. Life-cycle costs approach for WASH services that last. IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, the Netherlands. August 2012 Edition.

[23] B. Dwumfour-Asare, K. B. Nyarko, Patrick Moriarty, A. Obuobisa-Darko, and E. Appiah-Effah (2012). Life-cycle costs in Ghana: Briefing Note 7, Poverty and access to rural water services. Life-cycle costs approach for WASH services that last. IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, the Netherlands. August 2012 Edition.

[24] K. B. Nyarko, B. Dwumfour-Asare, Patrick Moriarty, E. Appiah-Effah and A. Obuobisa-Darko (2012). Life-cycle costs in Ghana: Briefing Note 6, Functionality of rural water systems. Life-cycle costs approach for WASH services that last. IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, the Netherlands. August 2012 Edition.

[25] B. Dwumfour-Asare, K. B. Nyarko, Patrick Moriarty, A. Obuobisa-Darko, and E. Appiah-Effah (2012). Life-cycle costs in Ghana: Briefing Note 5, Access to sanitation services. Life-cycle costs approach for WASH services that last. IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, the Netherlands. August 2012 Edition.

[26] Moriarty, P., Nyarko, K.B., Dwumfour-Asare, B., Appiah-Effah, E., and Obuobisa-Darko, A. (2011). Life-cycle costs in Ghana: Briefing Note 1, Background and methodology. Life-cycle costs approach for WASH services that last. IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, the Netherlands. August 2011 Edition.

[27] Nyarko, K.B., Dwumfour-Asare, B., Appiah-Effah, E., Moriarty, P., and Obuobisa-Darko, A. (2011). Life-cycle costs in Ghana: Briefing Note 2, Post-construction costs of water point systems. Life-cycle costs approach for WASH services that last. IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, the Netherlands. August 2011 Edition.

[28] Nyarko, K.B., Dwumfour-Asare, B., Appiah-Effah, E., Moriarty, P., and Obuobisa-Darko, A. (2011). Life-cycle costs in Ghana: Briefing Note 3, Cost of rural and small town sanitation services. Life-cycle costs approach for WASH services that last. IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, the Netherlands. August 2011 Edition.

[29] Moriarty, P., Nyarko, K.B., Dwumfour-Asare, B., Appiah-Effah, E., and Obuobisa-Darko, A. (2011). Life-cycle costs in Ghana: Briefing Note 4, Access to water services in rural areas and small towns. Life-cycle costs approach for WASH services that last. IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, the Netherlands. August 2011 Edition.

Reports and Working Papers

[30] Nyarko, K. B., Fonseca, C. & Dwumfour-Asare, B. (2013). WASHCost Sierra Leone Research Project: Inception report. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana & International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC), the Netherlands, The Hague. 

[31] Burr, P., Nyarko, K. B., Dwumfour-Asare, B and Fonseca, C. (2014). WASHCost Sierra Leone Research Project: Research Report. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana & International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC), the Netherlands, The Hague. 

[32] Fonseca, C., Stef. S., Nyarko, K., Naafs, A and Francey, F (2013) Covering the costs of capital maintenance of rural water supply systems: current practices and future options. WASHCost/Triple S Working Paper No 9, IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, The Netherlands.