Our research is encompassing themes like: water pollution, water scarcity and water stress analysis, water-food-energy nexus, adaptation planning, use of nature based solutions in adaptation, climate smart agriculture, land-use climate interactions, etc.
As a group we have two cross-cutting research themes:
1. Climate-water information services
We develop excellent science-based climate and water services, tailored to the needs and in interaction with users such as farmers and water managers.
2. Future water stress
We develop novel tools to identify and evaluate solutions for future water stress. These tools account for the demand for water by society and nature, the availability of water, and the quality of water. We will study this on the basin, regional, continental and global scale, in spatially explicit models.
We use simulation models, earth system observations, scenario analysis and field studies and we invite students from different backgrounds, and skills and interests to take part in our courses and research.
Students can learn more about the education and research programme related to this discipline by visiting the website of the Water Systems and Global Change group.