Nkwasa, Albert

Nkwasa, Albert
PhD Researcher
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Department of Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering
Vergoteplein, 23, Wolwe

Albert Nkwasa is a water and climate scientist interested in addressing global challenges through robust modelling of the interactions between people and their environment, with a focus on water quantity and quality, vegetation, food resources and land-surface feedbacks. After obtaining an MSc in Water Resources Engineering at KU Leuven (2019), he embarked on a PhD fellowship at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (2020), investigating integrated modelling and mapping of the interactions among water-climate-agriculture under global change (land use and climate change). During his research, he is isolating and understanding the impacts of climate change and human activities including land use changes on agriculture, water availability and quality in African ecosystems using computer models, remote sensing, and big data synthesis. Additionally, he has been involved in agricultural assessments including collaborations on assessing the impacts of climate change on cropping systems and adaptation strategies in Africa with a team at CSIRO Agriculture and Food. Outside research, the Youth for water and climate programme (YWCP) recently selected him for the inaugural flagship cohort of the “the next generation of water and climate leaders”.