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Background and Challenges
- Students in front of a sedimentation tank
- © Prof.Dr.Tröger
In the last decades, water resources have been under increased pressure, caused by the gap between the need for water and its availability in terms of both its quality and quantity. This is a particular problem in arid and semiarid regions. Beyond traditional sectors where water is in high demand, this phenomenon is being intensified by rapidly growing populations, increased agricultural irrigation for food production, intensified urbanization and climate change. To overcome this dilemma, a water resources management that follows an integrated and interdisciplinary approach is widely proposed, including sustainable capacity building.
To address these challenges, the master’s degree program in Water Engineering was developed to focus on the specific requirements of arid and semiarid countries and regions in the fields of hydrogeology, hydraulics, water exploitation, water treatment, water supply, wastewater treatment, treated water reuse and sustainable water resources management.