The International Land and Water Management programme focuses on scientific analysis of the physical, technical and socio-economic aspects of land and water management. Another important aspect is the ability to design sustainable and efficient technical structures in land and water management which are appropriate to the relevant agro-ecological and socio-economic environment.
The programme pays attention to land and water management at different scales, to interactive approaches with actors at the respective levels, and to the institutional aspects and multifaceted consequences of interventions. Students in the programme develop comparative insight into the development of land and water management, take an academic approach to various research paradigms and acquire a problem-oriented, interdisciplinary attitude towards land and water management and rural development issues.
The programme is intended for agriculturists, soil scientists and hydrologists who want to pursue careers in agricultural development and planning and in the conservation and maintenance of land and water resources.
Technical and social: students learn about the engineering, socio-economic, physical and policy aspects of land and water management, making our graduates well-rounded and versatile professionals.
International: Look at regions all over the world that struggle with land and water management problems, such as floods, water shortage, erosion or land degradation. From Thailand to Ethiopia and from Peru to the Netherlands.
Third year bachelor’s students do an international internship and research project of their choice.
The programme devotes its attention on land and water management at different scales, to interactive approaches with actors at the respective levels, to the institutional aspects and to the multifaceted consequences of the proposed interventions.
On the International Land and Water Management programme page, you can find the general outline of the programme and more detailed information about courses, theses and internships.