Irrigation and Water Engineering

About the Water Resources Management Group

The Water Resources Management Group evolved from the Irrigation & Water Engineering Group and is committed to understanding all there is to water in agriculture.

Irrigation - from farm to watershed level - is our main focus. We argue that water flows do not only follow hydraulic laws. It is true that pumps and weirs can move it up and canals and pipes can guide it down. But ultimately, people determine where it flows and which users get what share. Our aim therefore is not only to understand the technical and ecological forces, but also the social forces that drive water use.

The Water Resources Management group (WRM) is one of the chair groups of the Centre for Water and Climate (CWK). CWK is one of the five centres of the Environmental Science Group of Wageningen University & Research.