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MSc. In Water Science and Egineering / Agricultural Water Management for Enhanced Land and Water Productivity

Population growth is particularly high in emerging and developing countries. This means that these countries have an additional challenge in meeting the Millennium Development Goal of food security. They can overcome this challenge by increasing production in their own region, combined with increased import of food, where possible. Research estimates that in the coming decades about 80-90% of the required increase will need to be realised on existing cultivated land, and about 10-20% on newly reclaimed land. In this master you will learn to deal with the scientific and engineering knowledge needed for the sustainable management of water for agriculture, learning about irrigation and drainage, IWRM, agronomy, hydrology and hydrodynamics.

Students who successfully complete this programme will be awarded two Master degrees: one from UNESCO-IHE and one from AIT. The degree students receive from UNESCO-IHE is the MSc degree in Water Science and Engineering, with a specialization in Hydraulic Engineering - Land and Water Development. AIT will award a degree in Water Engineering and Management.

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Food security; Drought; Water management


Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand / UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands


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20 Months



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