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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.