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Andrew Asaviansa

Institut für Geographie
Universität Osnabrück
Seminarstraße 19 a/b
49074 Osnabrück

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Andrew Asaviansa

Scholarship holder Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung

Research Focus/Expertise: Integrated Water Resources Management, Water Governance, Climate Change/Adaptation, Agriculture and Water Management, WASH, Water Systems Modeling

Andrew Asaviansa is a new research fellow of the International Climate Protection Fellowship awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, working on the water-energy-food nexus of dams. He aims to understand how the development of the Pwalugu Multipurpose dam will affect socio-ecological relations and how these are aggravated by the impacts of climate change. It advocates for the inclusion of environmental flows to sustain ecosystems, especially under changing hydro-climatic conditions. He seeks to increase awareness and provide scientific based information for making decisions about water-energy-food infrastructure development. This study with its WEF perspective aims at providing a decision support system by moving water issues to the foreground for policy makers, practitioners and communities in a holistic manner. Andrew is supported by the Institute of Geography of Osnabrück University through the supervision of Prof. Dr. Britta Hoellermann since March 2024.

In addition, Andrew Asaviansa is an Agriculturist and Water resources engineer by training and have been working for the Water Resources Commission in Ghana since September 2015. His work in the Volta basin in Ghana focuses on integrated water resources management, water quality assessment, WASH, climate change and agriculture, and implementation of sustainable land and water management interventions adopting an integrated and participatory approach at all levels. He has played key roles in other research projects in collaboration with institutions such as the French Agricultural Research and Cooperation Organization (CIRAD), International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Water Research Institute of Ghana and PARADeS project by the EcoHydrology and Water Resources Management Group of the University of Bonn.