Water resources, indispensable basis for development, food supply and health, become ever scarcer and more polluted. The concept of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) offers solutions to the water crisis in linking water to other vital resources. It regards the whole water cycle in connection with human interventions as the basis for sustainable water management. Worldwide, there is a high and growing demand for experts adequately trained in the concepts of IWRM. Next to the technical and managerial knowledge related to water resources, these experts should also be familiar with the practices of project funding and international cooperation.
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Prof. Dr. Jackson Roehrig
Resources Management and Environmental System Science
Prof. Dr. Lars Ribbe
Integrated Land&Water Resources Management in the Tropics & Subtropics
Prof. Dr. Michael Sturm
Water supply and Sewage Technology
Current global trends such as population and economic growth as well as climate change exert increasing pressure on water resources worldwide, which are the basis for food production, urban and industrial water supplies and hydropower. Experts are needed who understand that multiple problems of water resources management can only be addressed through a holistic approach considering both technical and socioeconomic problems of resources use. These experts should also have knowledge of the practices of project funding and international cooperation.
Some of the core modules covered in this master program include: Management of natural resources systems, International Cooperation and Development, Economics and governance. These are complimented by modules, such as: Watershed Management, Sanitation and Public Health, Flood Management and Water System Analysis.
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