The Master Programme in "Land and Water Resources Management: Irrigated agriculture" provides a one-year curriculum to graduate students, researchers or professionals in different disciplines:
Agronomy/Agriculture engineering; Civil Engineering (Irrigation and Hydraulics); Agricultural Economics; Computer and Communications Engineering; Eco-system Management; Environmental and Water Resources Engineering; Irrigation; Plant Science/Horticulture; Hydrotechnic Engineering; Farm management; Soil Science/Geology.
The main objective of the course is to enhance the scientific knowledge and technological know-how of candidates in water saving and land conservation issues especially in Mediterranean environments. The one-year programme is based on the completion of a series of specific one-week courses and the preparation of an irrigation project.
The major topics are related to the following thematic areas:
Most of the above-said topics take into account the impact of climate variability. Apart from the class lectures the modules include various training activities such as field works, practical and lab works, group and individual works.
The levels required to apply for admission to the Master Programme are:
The Master of Science Programme in "Land and Water Resources Management: Irrigated agriculture" provides a two-year curriculum for graduates holding the title of agricultural or hydraulic engineers.
Access to the 2nd year is only guaranteed to students who have successfully completed the first year and have met all the prerequisites set by the Institute (for first year please refer to the above mentioned programme).
The 2nd year is based on the “problem solving” approach and research themes are derived from specific and relevant problems for which a practical technical solution is sought. Applied research themes and experimental works are developed. In a rigorous scientific framework, works are targeted to innovatory solutions that are feasible in the integrated land and water system they are designed for.
The main research topics for MSc theses in Land and Water management are:
During the second year, some students will be guided towards a PhD programme jointly carried out by Italian Universities and CIHEAM Bari.