John Edem Akubia

John currently holds a position as a Doctoral Researcher with the Junior Research Group: WaterPower, Governance & Sustainability Lab, Trier University. He obtained an MPhil degree in Environmental Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography & Rural Development from University of Ghana (Accra) and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (Kumasi) respectively. His doctoral thesis (in progress) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Antje Bruns, integrates Remote Sensing, Geographic Information System and modelling techniques in studying the spatio-temporal dynamics of urbanization-driven urban land-use in coastal and peri-urban areas of the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA). He has previously conducted research on the impacts of changing climate and Land-use/cover change on water resources and socio-economic conditions in the Lower Volta basin; coastal erosion on the Keta-Anloga coastline.

Doctoral Thesis
Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Coastal Urbanization and Urban Land-use Change in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA), Ghana.

Research Interests

Water resources management, Climate Change, Urbanization, Land use/cover change, Ecosystem based management and Environment, Health & Safety (EHS)


Akubia, J. E. (2016). Coastal Urbanization and Urban Land-use change in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area, Ghana. WaterPower Working Paper, No.10. Governance and Sustainability Lab. Trier University. Trier.

Bruns, A.; Kondra, M.; Alba, R.; Akubia, J. E.; Bartels, L.; Frick, F. and Schulz, K. (2016). WaterPower: Studying physical and sociopolitical factors in water security. Briefing Paper for the ­39th WEDC International Conference, Kumasi, Ghana.


Phone: +49 (0)651/201-4011

Governance & Sustainability Lab
Fachbereich VI - Raum- und Umweltwissenschaften
Universität Trier
54286 Trier