Joshua Ntajal

Research themes
  • Water resources (management)
  • Environmental and climate change
  • Health and sanitation
  • Urbanisation
  • Agriculture, land use, climate change
  • Health
Research countries
  • Ghana
Research projects

One Health and Urban Transformation

Working groups

One Health and Urban Transformation, AG-Evers (GUIB)

Additional information

Project: One-Health and Urban Transformation

Professional experience

Teaching, Research, Mentoring, etc.


2013 - 2015

MSc. Climate Change and Human Security. University of Lome, Togo. West African Science Service Center for Climate Change and Adapted Land use (WASCAL).


2008 - 2012

B.A. (Hons). Geography, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.



GIS & Remote Sensing, Hydrodynamics, Climate Change, Water quality, Hydrological modeling, Disaster Risk Mapping, Disaster Risk Reduction, Flood Risk & Vulnerability Assessment

Funding institutions

Ministerium für Innovation, Wissenschaft und Forschung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany



Joshua Ntajal, Mariele Evers, Thomas Kistemann, Timo Falkenberg.  2020.  Influence of human–surface water interactions on the transmission of urinary schistosomiasis in the Lower Densu River basin, Ghana.  Social Science & Medicine, Nov. 2020 (113546)   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Ntajal, J.  2020.  Human-surface water interactions and the transmission of water-related infectious diseases – schistosomiasis in Ghana.  WHO CC Newsletter, No. 30 (August 2020)   : 8 - 12   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Ntajal, J., T. Falkenberg, T. Kistemann and M. Evers.  2020.  Influences of Land-Use Dynamics and Surface Water Systems Interactions on Water-Related Infectious Diseases—A Systematic Review.  Water, 12 (3),   : 631, DOI: 10.3390/w12030631   . Further Information


Joshua Ntajal, Timo Falkenberg, Thomas Kistemann, Mariele Evers,.  2018.  Linking urban land use dynamics and surface water systems: human health perspective.  Doctoral Thesis at  Department of Geography, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Bonn. 

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Joshua Ntajal

Junior Researcher One Health

Department :
ZEF C: Department of Ecology and Natural Resources Management

joshuantajal(at) /joshuantajal(at)