Currently, there are five doctoral research projects within WaterPower under an integral framework, as well as a work package for future transformation. From urbanisation and aquatic ecosystems to the political nature of water, the topics form a highly interdisciplinary framework for studying water systems in Accra.
Effects of urbanisation on the urban water system in Accra
The main focus of this work package is to understand patterns and processes of urbanization and their ecological consequences for aquatic ecosystems (with a focus on wetlands) by studying the interactions of social institutions, culture and behavior, and built environment.
Urban water metabolism and the interconnected nature of water
The main research questions in this project revolve around Accra's urban water metabolism and the interconnected nature water, socio-ecological systems and urban water transitions in the coastal cities of the global south.