Water, Society & Technology specialisation
Students in this specialisation gain extensive knowledge on water use in agriculture. The main focus is irrigated agriculture, from the farm level to the watershed level. Attention is paid to the design of irrigation systems and improving the social and technical performance of existing farm irrigation systems and practices. The specialisation increasingly focuses on related themes like rural-urban water linkages, (virtual) water in world food trade, water justice, and other users in the watershed like hydropower dams and mining projects.
Courses and Thesis
|SLM-30306||Issues and Concepts in International Land and Water Management||1AF|
|WRM-34806||Irrigation and Development||2MO|
|WRM-34306||Water System Design for Multiple Uses of Water Services||2AF|
|WRM-33806||Gender and Natural Resources||3|
|WRM-31306||Political Ecology of Water||4|
|WRM-32306||Research Approaches to Land and Water Management||5AF|
|WRM-60309||Sustainable Land and Water Management (Spain)||6|
|WRM-80436||Thesis Irrigation and Water Management||Year 2|
Students in this specialisation acquire extensive knowledge on water use in agriculture. Irrigation – from the farm level to the watershed level – is the main focus. Topics include irrigation of agricultural land, design of irrigation systems, improving the social and technical performance of existing farm irrigation systems and practices, and irrigation in its wider water management context.
After successful completion of the Irrigation and Water Management specialisation, graduates are expected to be able to:
- assess and analyse different forms of water use and water resources management strategies in a cross-disciplinary manner, applied at field, scheme and catchment level by different stakeholders;
- interactively analyse and evaluate institutional and infrastructural designs for sustainable irrigation and water management interventions in a cross-disciplinary manner.