Vincent Kuuteryiri Chireh | PhD Student


Vincent Kuuteryiri Chireh

Vincent is a Ph.D. student at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability under the supervision of Dr. Jordi Honey-Roses. He is interested in water-related research such as water governance/management, capacity building, public perception, and water quality monitoring particularly in small water systems in rural communities in both developed and the developing world. Especially, he may be looking at how rural communities can adopt the new and innovative water treatment technologies as potential solutions to rural water challenges and the implications for perception, human health, and the environment. Vincent has a bachelor’s degree in Geography and Resource Development from the University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in Environmental Policy from the Environmental Policy Institute, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.

Prior to his master’s program, Vincent worked as a development planning officer with the Government of Ghana where he engaged communities in the district to synthesis their priorities/problems into development programs/projects/plans. His duties included the development of district plans, supervision, monitoring and evaluation of projects in areas such as infrastructure, water and sanitation, and social intervention programs. During this period, he also collaborated with other international organizations including UNICEF, Plan-Ghana, and the UNDP in the planning, provision and maintenance of rural drinking water systems.

Vincent prefers to employ the qualitative method to conduct his research which allows him to dive deeper into finding the reason(s) behind the numbers/text to explore practical solutions with the rural folks in regard to their drinking water challenges.


Refereed Publications

Ayetor, S. K. & Chireh, V. K., (2014). 2010 Population and Housing Census; District Analytical Report, Ajumako/Enyan/Essiam District Assembly.

Non-refereed Work

  1. Chireh, V. K., (2018). Exploring a Regional Approach in Drinking Water Management as in the Strait of Belle Isle region, Newfoundland. Master’s degree in Environmental Policy (Thesis), EPI, MUN. Supervisor; Dr. Kelly Vodden
  2. Perrin, B., Chireh, V. K., Evans, S., Nyiawung, R. & Abdulai, R., (2017). Socio-Economic Impact Assessment – The Health impacts of Hydraulic Fracking on Rural Populations in Western Newfoundland (Term Paper).
  3. Chireh, V. K., (2016). Trading Water for Gold: The Impact of Artisanal or Small-Scale Mining (Galamsey) Along the Pra River Basin in Ghana” (Term Paper)
  4. Chireh, V. K., (2016). District Water and Sanitation Plan (DESSAP)- Ajumako/Enyan/Essiam. Community Water and Sanitation Agency, Cape Coast, Ghana