IGCS Summer School 2015

Sustainable Water Management in Rural Landscapes

May 27 – June 10, 2015
at Kiel University (CAU Kiel)
Department of Hydrology and Water Resources Management



Rural regions are essential for hydrology. The inhabitants act both as consumers and as stakeholders for a sustainable management of catchments.

The aim of this summer school is to learn how to manage these regions with an interdisciplinary and holistic approach.

After basic lectures and introductions we will use hydrological models to calculate management scenarios for water resources. In addition we will estimate the economic and ecological consequences and integrate them in the final decisions. We will also work out and use environmental indicators as a valuable tool for an integrated and sustainable management of the water resources in rural regions.

The theoretical exercises will be supplemented by excursions and discussions with local stakeholders in Schleswig-Holstein.



The course is open to German* and Indian Master and Ph.D. Students in academic fields of engineering, environmental and social sciences (specializiation in sustainable development is desirable). The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 30 (15 German / 15 Indian).