The International Land and Water Management programme focuses on the scientific analysis of the physical, technical and socio-economic aspects of land and water management.
Graduates will be able to design sustainable and efficient interventions and technical structures in land and water management. These interventions should be 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. 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. Students in the programme: develop a 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.