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Water and Land Management

Brief description

The usage of water and land is currently under pressure to adapt: climate change and global economic developments influence land use patterns and water availability. At the same time, decisions about land use and interference with the water balance have a serious impact on the local and global climate, the quality of groundwater, inland and coastal waters, the maintenance of biodiversity as well as a number of other ecosystem services. The IÖW conducts research and advises in the field of integrated water resource and land management. We undertake socio-economic analyses in the context of interdisciplinary projects on river area and flood risk management, integrated coastal zone management and the effects of agriculture on the environment and the climate.


Prof. Dr. Jesko Hirschfeld

IÖW main office
Phone: +49–30–884 594-0

Dr. Alexandra Dehnhardt

IÖW main office
Telefon: +49–30–884 59 4-29