BACHELOR OF LAND AND WATER MANAGEMENT (BSC)
The start of this Bachelor programme has been postponed. Consequently, this programme will not be offered the upcoming academic year 2017-2018 Using Land and Water wisely
The Bachelor of Land and Water Management (BSc) revolves around the use and management of our land and water resources.
Being a delta, The Netherlands has a long lasting reputation with respect to land and water management. Over the centuries the Dutch have developed extensive expertise in designing and implementing flood defense systems and in managing the fluvial landscape. Delta areas have major economic potential and appeal because of their strategic location close to seas and waterways. The soil is fertile and rich in minerals and resources like sand, clay and biomass. These regions are densely populated and the number of inhabitants continues to grow. But with rising sea levels, more extreme rainfall events, increase of river discharges, land subsidence and groundwater depletion, these areas are also increasingly vulnerable. The search for solutions that guarantee both safety and quality of life in delta regions is urgent and complex. The challenges can’t simply be countered by building higher embankments. How can we balance flood control and safety with ecology and biodiversity? How can we reduce drawdown of the groundwater table during dry spells while maintaining water quality? And how can we guarantee reliable supplies of fresh water for food production and for domestic and industrial use?
The Bachelor of Land and Water Management (BSc) is offered in En glish as a Fast Track, lasting three years. Within this Bachelor, you can choose to specialise in the following professional fields:
The language of instruction in the Bachelor of Land and Water Management (BSc) and its professional fields is English and taught fulltime. The location is the VHL campus in Velp.
Dutch taught programme The Bachelor of Land and Water Management (BSc) is also taught in Dutch on our campus in Velp. This programme lasts four years and is and taught part-time or fulltime. For more information and admission requirements for the Dutch taught programme please send an e-mail to email@example.com.