Dr. Isaac Monney

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD                            

Role and Responsibility

  • Acting Head OF Department of Environmental Health and Sanitation Education

  • Oversees the administrative and academic functions of Department of Environmental Health and Sanitation Education


  • Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED). Faculty of Environment and Health Education, MampongP. O. Box 1277, Kumasi.              


  • Phone – 0243472752
  • Email – monney.isaac@gmail.com


  • Department of Environmental Health and Sanitation Education




Dr. Isaac Monney is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Environmental Health and Sanitation Education. He has close to a decade of teaching and research experience in environmental health and sanitation. He has worked on numerous water and sanitation projects funded by the European Union, World Bank, DFID and USAID. He has a background in Civil Engineering and holds a doctorate degree in Environmental Sanitation and Waste Management. He has authored more than 20 scientific articles and serves as a reviewer for internationally reputable journals. His research interests are in Water Treatment, Environmental Sanitation and Public Health

I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, a Master’s degree in Water Resources Engineering and Management and a doctorate degree in Environmental Sanitation and Waste Management from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. I have about a decade of teaching, research and consultancy experience in the field of water and sanitation. My research interests are in wastewater recycling, resource recovery from solid waste and water-health nexus

  1. International Solid Waste Association
  2. International Water Association
  3. University Teachers Association
  4. Ghana Science Association


  • Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability


  • Water Treatment Processes
  • Water Quality and Analysis
  • Water Demand, Supply and Distribution
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Design and Construction of Sanitation Systems


  • Construction Technologies for Sanitary Facilities
  • Waste Management and Water Supply
  • Treatment and reuse of industrial wastewater
  • Material recovery from waste streams
  • Groundwater quality and utilisation in urban centres

Name of Student: Estela Fernandes Potter Department: Department of Water Engineering, TU Delft, The Netherlands. Research topic: Groundwater sustainability in the Kumasi Metropolis

Name of student: Baffour Awuah Gyedu. Department: Department of Public Health Education. Research topic: Preparedness of medical facilities in the Sekyere enclave amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Name of student: Joseph Awuah. Department: Department of Public Health Education. Research topic: Assessment of occupational health and safety issues among sanitary workers in the Kumasi Metropolis

Name of student: Harrison Yengbe. Department: Department of Public Health Education. Research topic: Occupational health risks among Environmental Health Officers amidst COVID-19 pandemic

  1. Monney I., Donkor, E.A. & Buamah R.A. (2020). Clean vehicles, polluted waters: empirical estimates of water consumption and pollution loads of the carwash industry. Heliyon 6(5): e03952
  2. Monney I., Buamah R.A., Donkor, E.A., Etuaful, R., Hugo, K.M. & Hilco, I. (2019) Treating waste with waste: the potential of synthesized alum from bauxite waste for treating carwash wastewater for reuse. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 26, 12755–12764
  1. Amissah-Reynolds, PK, Yar, DD, Aboagye, V, Monney, I, Nuamah, F & Ndego, E.A. (2019). Parasitic contamination in ready-to-eat salads in the Accra Metropolis, Ghana. South Asian Journal of Parasitology, 3(4):1-11
  2. Antwi-Agyei, P., Monney, I., Dwumfour-Asare, B. & Cavill, S. (2018) Toilets for tenants: a cooperative approach to sanitation bye-law enforcement in Ga West, Accra. Environment and Urbanisation 1-16
  1. Monney, I. & Antwi-Agyei, P. (2018) Beyond the MDG water target to universal coverage in Ghana: the key transformative shifts required. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development. 8(2): 127–141
  1. Monney, I. & Kafui, O. (2017). Towards sustainable utilization of water resources: a comprehensive analysis of Ghana’s National Water Policy. 19: 377-389
  2. Amissah-Reynolds, P.K., Monney, I., Adowah, L.M. & Agyemang, S.O. (2016). Prevalence of helminths in dogs and owners’ awareness of zoonotic diseases in Mampong-Ashanti, Ghana. Journal of Parasitology Research (5):1-6. DOI: 10.1155/2016/1715924
  1. Kotei R., Kyei-Baffour N., Atakora E. T. & Monney, I. (2016). Influence of change in climate and urban characteristics on hydraulic designs and drainage system in Mampong- Ashanti, Ghana. ARPN Journal of Earth Sciences. 5(2): 105-119
  1. Monney, I. & Awuah, E. (2015). Sanitizing faecal sludge for reuse using wood ash as an additive. Recycling, 1(1): 14-24
  1. Tiimub, B. M., Sarkodie, P. A., Monney, I. & Maxwell, O. (2015). Heavy Metal Contamination of Soil by Quarry Dust at Asonomaso in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Chemistry and Materials Research 7(5): 42-50
  2. Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Munir, S.K., Monney, I. & Keraita, B. (2015). The potential, impacts and challenges of Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) as a cost-recovery mechanism for municipal solid waste services in the Kumasi metropolis, Ghana. Journal of Environmental and Occupational Science. 4(2). 84-91
  1. Monney, I., Baffoe-Kyeremeh, A. & Amissah-Reynolds, P.K. (2015). Accelerating rural sanitation coverage in Ghana: What are the speed bumps impeding progress? Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development. 5(4): 531-543
  1. Monney, I., Dramani, J.B., Aruna, A., Tenkorang, A.G & Osei-Poku, F. (2015) Health and safety in high-risk work environments: A study of fuel service stations in Ghana. Journal of Environmental and Occupational Science. 4(3):132-140
  2. Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Monney, I. & Braimah, I. (2014). Human resource capacity in Ghana’s Water Sanitation and Hygiene Sector: Analysis of capacity gaps and policy implications. Water Policy. 17:502-519
  3. Monney, I., Oduro-Kwarteng S., & Odai, S.N. (2014). Assessing human resource capacity needs to meet the MDG targets on water and sanitation in Ghana. Developing Country Studies. 4(10): 17-27
  4. Wahabu, A., Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Monney, I. & Kotoka, P. (2014). Characteristics of diverted solid waste in Kumasi: A Ghanaian City. American Journal of Environmental Protection. 3(5): 225-231
  5. Monney, I., Dwumfour-Asare, B., Owusu-Mensah, I. & Kuffour, R.A. (2014). Occupational health and safety practices among vehicle repair artisans in an urban area in Ghana. Journal of Environmental and Occupational Science. 3(3). 147-153
  6. Monney, I., Agyei, D., Ewoenam, BS, Priscilla, C & Nyaw, S (2014). Food hygiene and safety practices among street food vendors: an assessment of compliance, institutional and legislative framework in Ghana. Food and public health 4 (6), 306-315
  7. Monney, I., Dwumfour-Asare, B., Owusu-Mensah, I. & Badzi, S.E.Y. (2014). Translating hand hygiene knowledge into practice: A study of basic school children in an urban community in Ghana. International Journal of Innovative Research & Development. 3(5): 436-441
  1. Monney, I., Tiimub, B.M. & Bagah, C.H. (2013). Characteristics and management of household solid waste in urban areas in Ghana: the case of Wa. Journal of Civil and Environmental Research. 3(9): 10-21
  2. Monney, I., Buamah R, Odai SN, Awuah E & Nyenje PM (2013). Evaluating access to potable water and basic sanitation in Ghana’s largest urban slum community: Old Fadama, Accra Journal of Environment and Earth Science 3 (11), 72-79
  1. Monney, I., Boakye, R., Buamah, R., Anyemedu, F.O.K., Odai, S.N. & Awuah, E. (2013). Urbanization and pollution of surface water resources in the two largest cities in Ghana. International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis. 1(6): 279 – 287
  2. Monney, I., Agyei, D. &, Owusu W. (2013). Hygienic practices among food vendors in educational institutions in Ghana: the case of Konongo. Foods 2 (3), 282-294
  1. Monney, I., Odai, S.N., Buamah, R., Awuah, E. & Nyenje, P.M. (2013). Environmental impacts of wastewater from urban slums: case study – Old Fadama, Accra. International Journal of Development and Sustainability. 2(2): 711-728.
  2. Tiimub, B.M., Frimpong, S., Kuffour, R.A., Dwumfour, A.B., Monney, I. & Obiri-Danso, K. (2012). Groundwater quality at Achiase and Wabiri in the Ejisu Juaben municipality of the Ashanti region in Ghana. International Journal of Development and Sustainability. 1(3): 939-956

Conference proceedings

  1. Monney, I., Buamah R.A., Donkor, E.A., Nota H.K. & Ijzer, H (2018). Using waste to treat waste: the potential of reclaimed alum for recycling carwash wastewater. IWA Regional Conference on Water Reuse and Salinity, June 11-15, Murcia, Spain.
  2. Monney, I., Buamah R.A., (2017). Making the Car Wash Industry More Environmentally Friendly: An Assessment of Water Use and Effluent Characteristics of Car Washing Stations in Kumasi, Ghana. 2nd International Conference on Engineering, Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship IDL Conference Center, KNUST, Kumasi Ghana.
  3. Monney, I. (2017). From Trash to Cash: Exploring Potential Revenues from Municipal Solid Waste in Mampong, Ghana. ISWA-SWIS Winter School, Austin Texas, USA.