Sustainable River Basin Management

Start Date
01/07/2018

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07/09/2018

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Franziska Steinbruch
IIT Madras
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Engineering
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Post graduate
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Overview

ABOUT THE COURSE
This course links engineering sciences with social and economic sciences under the frame of sustainability with focus on water resources management at river basin level. 

It will deliver the following themes:

Concept of sustainability; Hydrological and nutrient cycles; 
Social, ecological and economic factors influencing water resources;
Water concepts such as water scarcity, virtual water; Planetary systems boundaries; 
Climate change; Management options and tools in sustainable river basin management; 
river restoration; supply and demand management; mainstreaming gender; 
communication and conflict management; data and information management; 
systems thinking and hydro-social modelling; 
land and water management best and worst practices are discussed

 

COURSE SYLLABUS
This course links engineering sciences with social and economic sciences under the frame of sustainability with focus on water resources management at river basin level. It will deliver the following themes: Concept of sustainability; Hydrological and nutrient cycles; Social, ecological and economic factors influencing water resources; Water concepts such as water scarcity, virtual water; Planetary systems boundaries; Climate change; Management options and tools in sustainable river basin management; river restoration; supply and demand management; mainstreaming gender; communication and conflict management; data and information management; systems thinking and hydro-social modelling; land and water management best and worst practices are discussed.

 

 

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Faculty

Franziska Steinbruch


Dr. Franziska Steinbruch has recently joined the Indo-German Centre for Sustainability Chennai at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in India as Visiting Professor of Sustainable Water Resources Management. She holds a doctoral degree in hydrogeology from the Technical University of Mining and Technology Freiberg in Germany (Bergakademie Freiberg). She specialized in integrated water resources management, remote sensing & GIS, and isotope hydrology. She has about 15 years of working experience in Southern Africa, especially Mozambique, where she was among others responsible for the Centre for Geographic Information at the Catholic University of Mozambique and Head of Scientific Services of Gorongosa National Park.

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