Next to guidance from TU Delft University, KNUST and Cape Coast University, the project team is supervised by experts from HVK Lijn in Water, Witteveen+Bos, Berenschot Consultants and Colan Consult. These companies have profound experience in Ghana on topics of flood risk, urban drainage and waste management. HKV Lijn in Water has recently worked on the set-up of an Early Warning System (CREW Project) in Ghana and the latter three have worked on the Ghana-Netherlands WASH Program (GNWP) projects. Van Gansewinkel has shared their expertise in waste management in preparation of the project. 


We are thrilled to anounce that our project is supported by ViaWater, a program driving innovative solutions to solve water problems in African Cities. Data gathered through this project will be shared with an existing VIA Water project related to flooding in Accra, the Flash Flood forecasting app launched by RHDHV, 3Di, infoplaza and NADMO. 


VIA Water is a programme designed to track down and support innovative solutions for water problems in African cities. VIA Water is a cooperation between UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education and Aqua for All, and is being funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Through this combination VIA Water enjoys the strengths of many fields of water expertise. VIA Water supports projects with innovative solutions for water problems facing cities in seven African countries: Benin, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda and South Sudan. Through the programme, these solutions can be brought to life.

TU Delft’s mission is to make a significant contribution towards a sustainable society for the twenty-first century by conducting groundbreaking scientific and technological research which is acknowledged as world-class, by training scientists and engineers with a genuine commitment to society and by helping to translate knowledge into technological innovations and activity with both economic and social value.


HKV is an independent consultant company founded in 1995 that provides consultancy, research and services in the field of flood and drought risk management. HKV has earned a leading reputation by taking the initiative in the development and practical implementation of many technically innovating and methodological concepts that have found their way into current Dutch risk management practice. The scope of work covers most aspects of water and safety including: Flood and drought risk analyses; Disaster management and evacuation plans; Research of rivers, estuarine and coastal systems; High-water analyses for regional water systems; Design and implementation of Flood Early Warning Systems.

Witteveen+Bos is an engineering and consultancy firm that offers its clients value-added consultancy and top-quality designs for water, infrastructure, spatial development, environment and construction projects. 

Berenschot is one of the leading management consulting firms in The Netherlands, established more than 75 years ago. Berenschot has a proven international track record in program coordination, capacity building and institutional development.

Through TU Delft | Global Initiative scientists from Delft University of Technology use their expertise to find concrete solutions for problems faced by people in developing countries. Their brief: to find solutions that will benefit everyone. In close partnership with local scientists and entrepreneurs they aim to make an impact and improve people’s lives. And they’re using cutting-edge science and technology to do it.

Colan Consult is a consultancy firm incorporated in 1994, specialising in the areas of community water supply, environmental sanitation and municipal engineering with special emphasis on municipal and industrial waste management and disposal. The company is based in Accra, Ghana

Van Gansewinkel is a waste service provider, a recyler and a supplier of high quality secondary raw materials. Their goal is to give a much waste as possible a new life. Van Gansewinkel collects the waste produced by bussinesses and households. Using an efficient collection system, collected waste flow from over 100,000 customers and 1,000,000 households is tansported to specialist treatment and processing sites. 


Data gathered through this project will be shared with an existing VIA Water project related to flooding in Accra, the Flash Flood forecasting app launched by RHDHV, 3Di, infoplaza and NADMO. More detailed information on the micro drainage and dimensions of the primary drainage system can help improve the model that backs the forecasting application.