Dr. Philip Gyau Boakye has for the past 27 years worked as a researcher institute, where he rose to the position of a Principal Research Scientist. At the Water Research Institute, he undertook research in the areas of surface and groundwater hydrology, water resources planning and management, and integrated water resources management. He has published widely in many local and international journals. He is a member of several local and international bodies. He is a Council member of both the Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE) and the University for Development Studies, Ghana. He is also the former Chief Executive Officer of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency.