Dr. Michael S. Aduah



  1. PhD in Hydrology (Impacts of Global Changes on a lowland Rainforest region of West Africa), UKZN, South Africa, 2017:  Download thesis at:  https://researchspace.ukzn.ac.za/bitstream/handle/10413/15436/Aduah_Micheal_Soakodan_2016.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

  2. Msc in Geo-infornation Science & Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Managment (Netherlands), Msc (Sweden), 2007

  3. GIS Certificate in Urban Infrastructure Managment (Netherlands), 2005

  4. Bsc in Geodetic Engineering (KNUST, Ghana), 2002

  1. Centre for Water Resources Research(CWRR), University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), South Africa: 2013-2016

  2. University of Southampton(UK),Lund University(Sweden),International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation(ITC),the Netherlands, (2005 - 2007)

  3. ITC, the Netherlands, (Jan-March 2005)

  4. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology(KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana, (1998 - 2002)


  2. Professional Member, Ghana Institution of Surveyors, (2011 - date)

  1. European Union Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, 2005

  2. NUFFIC Fellowship, 2005

  1. Lecturer

  1. Geographic information systems

  2. Astronomy

  3. Cartography

  4. Geographical Information Systems (MSc Geomatics Engineering Module)

  5. GIS and Remote sensing (MSc Geological Engineering Module)

  6. Land Surveying Practicals

  7. Computer Applications in Geomatics Engineering

  1. 40 Undergraduate Project Works, (BSc)

  2. 1 Msc prject (2018): Remote sensing of evapotranspiration

  1. Remote sensing and GIS consultant, Geovision, Netherlands b30;Geo-information for monitoring Kafue flats wetlands, Zambia: DGPS/OminiSTAR and satellite remote sensing for developing digital elevation model (DEM) for Kafue flats wetlands, Zambia.

  2. Freelance Land surveyor, Rudan Engineering Company Ltd, Haatso, Accra, Ghana. b30;pre-marking and building of ground control points for provision of orthophoto maps of Enchi, Asankragua and Wassa Akropong Districts (Western Region) and Cape Coast, Mankesim, Elmina, Beseasi, Saltpond (Central Region) under Ghana"?s Land Administration project(LAP).

  3. Freelance Land surveyor, Merrett surveys Partnership Ltd, Exeter, UK. b30;Ground control survey with Leica GPS instruments for mapping of a 20km corridor of the proposed 600km rail line from Forecariah to Simandou ; the Simandou Iron Ore Project, The Rio Tinto Mining Group, Guinea

  4. Geodetic Engineer, Grontmij Aerosat Surveys Ghana Ltd, Accra, Ghana. b30;GIS Analyst b30;Land Surveyor (GPS) b30;Digital Mapping b30;Project proposals, reports and GIS project demos b30;co-managed the development of SAEMA property tax GIS (Takoradi, Ghana) b30;Planned project execution: Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority property GIS, Tema, Ghana.

  1. Mapping and Modeling Global changes and their impacts on rainforest hydrology (2013- 2016)

  2. Mapping land surface temperature and land cover to detect urban heat island effect: a case study of Tarkwa, South West Ghana (2012 - 2012)

  3. Land cover dynamics in Wa Municipality, Upper West Region of Ghana (2012 - 2012)

  4. Mapping floodplain elevations with Omnistar Kinematic DGPS in Kafue Flats, Zambia (2012 - 2012)

  5. GIS and Remote sensing in Mapping and Modelling Actual Evapotranspiration using the triangle method, case study in Tarkwa (2011 - 2011)

  6. GIS in Water Supply Network Maintenance in Tarkwa, South Western Ghana (2011 - 2011)

  7. Multi-temporal remote sensing for mapping and monitoring floods,an approach towards validation of the KAFRIBA model,Kafue Flats,Zambia:an ITC Msc research,Funded by the European Union and the Netherlands Government. see Thesis at http://www.itc.nl/library/papers_2007/msc/gem/aduah.pdf (2006 - 2007)




  1. Aduah, M, Jewitt, G and Toucher, M. (2018). Assessing Impacts of Land Use Changes on the Hydrology of a Lowland Rainforest Catchment in Ghana, West Africa. Water 10(1):9.

  2. Aduah, MS, Jewitt, GPW and Toucher, MLW. (2017a). Assessing suitability of the ACRU hydrological model in a rainforest catchment in Ghana, West Africa. Water Science 31(2):198-214.

  3. Aduah, MS, Jewitt, GPW and Toucher, MLW. (2017b). Scenario-based impacts of land use and climate changes on the hydrology of a lowland rainforest catchment in Ghana, West Africa. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss. 20171-27.
  4. Aduah, M. S., Warburton, M. L., Jewitt., G. (2015). "Analysis of land cover changes in the Bonsa catchment, Ankobra Basin, Ghana". (Applied Ecology and Environmental Research, vol. 13, issue 4, pp. 935-955).
  5. Raymond Aabeyir and Michael S. Aduah (2014), "Assessment of encroachment of urban streams in Ghana: a case study of Wa Municipality.", Journal of Natural Resources and Development, 4, 4, 17-Oct
  6. Kwesi, E. A. A., Aduah, M. S. and Baffoe P. E. (2013), "Re-surveys and Registration of Old Land Parcels in Mining Communities ? Challenges and the Way Forward", Land Acquisition and Registration in Ghana, The Way Forward, , ,
  7. Aduah, M. S. and S., Mantey (2012), "Remote sensing for mapping wetland floods in Kafue Flats of Zambia", Ghana Mining Journal, 13, 13, 33-40
  8. Aduah, M. S., S., Mantey and N. D. Tagoe (2012), "Mapping land surface temperature and land cover to detect urban heat island effect: a case study of Tarkwa, South West Ghana", Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 4, 1, 68-75
  9. Aduah, M. S. and R. Aabeyir (2012), "Land cover dynamics in Wa Municipality, Upper West Region of Ghana", Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 4, 6, 658-644
  10. Aduah, M. S., S., Mantey and N. D. Tagoe (2011), "GIS in Water Supply Network Maintenance in Tarkwa, South Western Ghana", Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 3, 6, 737 744
  11. Aduah, M. S., S., Mantey and E. A. A., Kwesi (2011), "Remote sensing and GIS in Modeling Actual Evapotranspiration: A case study using the Triangle Method in Tarkwa, South West Ghana", European Journal of Scientific Research, 62, 2, 257-266
  12. Mantey, S., N. D., Tagoe and M. S., Aduah (2011), "Detecting areas of Vegetation change in the Densu River Basin, Ghana", River Basin Management VI, WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 146, 146, 37- 4
  1. M. S. Aduah, E. A. A. Kwesi, V. Riekerk and M. Gylstra (2012), "Mapping floodplain elevations with Omnistar Kinematic DGPS in Kafue Flats, Zambia", Annual Seminar of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors (GhIS), 22-23 August 2012, Accra, Ghana, page 2, session 2

  2. Kwesi, E. A. A. , S., Mantey and M. S. Aduah (2011), "Land Compensation in the Oil and Gas regions of Ghana-Challenges involved and the role of the Surveyor", The Ghana Surveyor, special Land Survey Division Seminar, 2011 edition, pp. 9-16.

  3. Mantey, S., and M. S., Aduah (2010), "Developing an Online Map for the Accra Metropolis Using Map Server", 1st UMaT International Mining and Mineral Conference, Tarkwa, Ghana, pp.11.

  1. Freelance Surveyor, Pre-marking of ground controls for provision of orthophotomaps of Enchi, Asankrangua and Wassa Akropong Districts in Western Region and Cape Coast, Elmina, Saltpond, Mankesim and Besease in Central Region, under Ghana's Land Administration project(LAP), Rudan Engineering Company Ltd, Accra, Ghana. (2008 - 2008)

  2. Freelance Surveyor,Topographic Survey(GPS) of a 600km railline corridor:Forkariah to Simandou,Guinea;a project by the Rio Tinto Irone Ore Mining Group, executed by Merret Surveys(Exeter,UK) and Infoterra-Global(UK)--(October-December ) (2007 - 2007)

  3. Development of GIS for Infrastructure Management;Ghana Ports and Habours Authority, Tema (2005 - )

  4. Development of GIS for property Rate, Shama Ahanta East Metropolitan Assembly, Secondi, Ghana (2004 - 2005)

  5. Developement of GIS for road referencing, Department of urban roads, Accra, Ghana (2003 - 2004)

  6. Freelance Surveyor, Power line rout Survey (Kumasi-Obuasi new rout), Volta River Authority (VRA), Ghana:Rudan Engineering Ltd, Accra, Ghana (0 - )

  1. Reviewer- International Measurement Journal (International Measurement Federation)

  2. Reviewer- International Journal of Remote Sensing (IJRS).