Jacob Kwasi Amengor is a young water professional from Ghana, with over 8 years’ experience in WASH. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Water and Sanitation from the University of Cape Coast in 2014, and currently, pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Calgary, Canada. He is a RECIRCULATE Ambassador with Lancaster Environment Centre, a Member of the International Water Association, and the Secretary to the Young Water Professionals Steering Committee.
He has been working with the Ghana Water Company Limited for the past 6 years as an Assistant Water Quality Assurance Officer, where he is responsible for the water quality operations at the Kpeve Water Treatment Plant. Also, He created the WASH Advancement Centre, a social enterprise with a focus on constructing solar-mechanized water systems and on-site sanitary facilities, training WASH entrepreneurs and sensitizing communities on WASH best practices.
He likes to write articles on environmental sustainability with a special focus on WASH issues. He loves to mentor, inspire and motivate young people to find solutions to challenges existing in the water sector because he believes that the successful realization of the Sustainable Development Goals depends on the abilities of young people.
Ultimately, Jacob wants to see a World, where access to clean water and sanitation is no longer a reserve for the privileged few; rather, a human right realized for all regardless of place, class, and status.
Jacob is the Winner of the 2018 IWA Young Water Professionals Award.