Land and Water Management

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The importance of managing our land and water resources

The Bachelor of Land and Water Management revolves around the use and management of our land and water resources. The Netherlands has always been closely related to water. For centuries, water has been both its best friend and its worst enemy. Due to this ambiguous relationship, the Dutch have learnt to deal with water like nobody else in the world. Not only do the Dutch know how to keep their country safe from flooding, they also know how to use their water resources to their advantage. However, the world keeps evolving, and factors such as climate change will continue to affect our land and water resources in a significant way. The fight against water is becoming more and more challenging, which is why land and water managers are sorely needed, to find appropriate solutions for taming the growing water masses and keeping our land dry. On the other hand, answers also have to be found for those parts of the world that are experiencing water shortage. We need to find ways to live with these changes and challenges, and combine them with our lifestyle, recreation, nature and agriculture. We also need to solve the global problem of ensuring enough drinking water all over the world and using water as a sustainable source of energy. As a land and water manager, your task will be to find appropriate solutions for these and many more issues related to our land and water resources, and promoting their sustainable use. Are you up to the challenge?

Within the 4-year Bachelor of Land and Water Management, you can choose from the following specialisations, which you focus on during the final two years of your studies:

The language of instruction in the Bachelor of Land and Water Management (BSc) and its professional fields is Dutch and taught fulltime. The location is the Van Hall Larenstein campus in Velp.


Information about this programme:

EEA€ 2,060 a year
NON-EEA€ 8,650 a year
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Successful trade mission in Indonesia

24-11-2016 • Van Hall Larenstein took part in the trade mission of prime minister Mark Rutte to Indonesia. The mission has been successful. In the presence of prime minister Rutte and state secretary Sharon Dijksma, Van Hall Larenstein signed three Memoranda of Understanding (MoU).  read more

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Peter van Dongen about trade mission to Indonesia

23-11-2016 • A delegation consisting of Peter van Dongen, Loes Witteveen, Toine Smits and Tjallie Botden-Scheltinga from Van Hall Larenstein is visiting Indonesia in the framework of a trade mission with prime minister Rutte. A report from Peter van Dongen.  read more

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District water board happy with student report

Students advise water authority Reest en Wierden

23-04-2015 • Students of Land and Watermanagement (specialisation Spatial Planning) of VHL University of Applied Sciences have delivered a report to the district water board Reest en Wieden containing advice on the sustainable development of the Oude Diep near Hoogeveen.  read more

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Water board joins forces with education

03-02-2015 • Water Board Rivierenland signed a covenant on 30 January together with VHL and Arnhem and Nijmegen University of Applied Sciences (HAN), in which they agree to take up questions in the field of regional water management together in the next four years.  read more

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An all-rounder!

Sign Natuurmonumenten

Jesse Bakker is a fourth-year student of Land and Water Management who specialized in Civil Engineering. He is now doing a work placement at GWW-Ingenieurs, where he works as a planning engineer.  read more

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A pleasant place

Janneke van den Tillaart reads magazine

Janneke van den Tillaart studies Land and Water Management. ‘Beforehand I had a certain image of this study: that it would be quite broad, with many different aspects of water and landscapes and exact knowledge and skills. As it turns out, this is almost exactly the way it is.’  read more

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Don’t be afraid to get dirty hands

Rick Wolbers, student Land and Water Management

Rick Wolbers studies Land and Water Management at VHL University of Applied Sciences in Velp. He’ll graduate this year. In 2014 he took part in De Noorderlingen, a programme for students who want to develop their business idea into their own company.  read more

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Start off with a bang!

Excavator at work

Dave Hersbach is a third-year student of Land and Water Management. He recently did a work placement at Boskalis Nederland where he took part in the project ‘Ruimte voor de rivier’ (Room for the river) in Deventer. His work placement started off with a bang…  read more

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