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May 19, 2020

Q&A chat: Application for MSc programs 2020/21

On June 4th, 3-5pm German time, we invite you to join our Adobe Connect Chat for a Questions & Answers session addressing potential applicants for the master programs Renewable Energy Management (REM), Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) or Natural Resources Management (NRM). 

Target group: German applicants, or foreign applicants with a german Bachelor degree, who wish to apply by 31.07.2020 to one of the three Master Programs in Cologne (REM, NRM or IWRM)

You will be able to enter the chat room via the following link:

When: June/04/2020  3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Time Zone: German time (GMT+02:00)

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May 8, 2020

ITT research article receives recognition

A research article by Muhammad Khalifa, a researcher at the ITT, and his co-authors has been recently recognized as one of the most innovative research with exciting science among recent articles published in the Hydrological Sciences Journal. The article is longlisted as a potential candidate to receive the Tison award provided by the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), and it made open-to-access until 31st December 2020. It can be accessed through this link:

In this research, titled, “Exploring socio-hydrological determinants of crop yield in under-performing irrigation schemes: pathways for sustainable intensification”, remote sensing, field survey, and statistical modelling were integrated to discover entry points for sustainable intensification of agriculture in one of the largest irrigation schemes in the world, the Gezira Scheme, central Sudan.

The study was developed within the research group of “Integrated Land and Water Resources Management”, led by Prof. Lars Ribbe. This research group is conducting cutting-edge research using novel methods and advanced technologies to understand the dynamics of land and water resources and to investigate proper management strategies, including sustainable intensification as a paradigm shift that aims at securing enough food while preserving the natural resource base. This research is part of the Ph.D. research of Muhammad Khalifa, which will be defended by the end of May 2020. Other co-authors on the article are Prof. Lars Ribbe (ITT), Prof. Karl Schneider (University of Cologne), Dr. Nadir Ahmed Elagib (Former ITT professor), Dr. Bashir Mohamed Ahmed (Agricultural Research Corporation, Sudan). In case you are interested in more information, contact Muhammad Khalifa through e-mail: Muhammad.khalifa[at]

March 31, 2020

New Space: ITTconnect

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Dear ITT Members,
this is an important information to all ITT Members – Students, Professors, PhDs and Staff: 
Join the new Space „ITTconnect“
„ITTconnect” is the virtual space of the ITT to keep ITT students and staff connected. 
Receive important updates, connect and share with your fellow students and staff and give feedback about your eLearning experience.
Times are different these days and we have to react flexibly to a fast changing environment. But we all know this is our specialty here at the ITT. 
One can only admire how everybody of you is making the best out of this situation. As you already see eLearning options were created and it is offering multiple chances to stay connected, so we are able to continue teaching.
We at the ITT have to deal with questions on how to travel and crossing borders. Also facing governmental systems not working properly these days. So there are a lot of individual experiences made already that our community can benefit from. We believe connecting ITT online can help to strengthen the flow of information. 
Simply login with your CampusID and join the space. Make sure email notifications are turned on.

Looking forward connecting to you!

March 27, 2020

Save the Date WSCC 2021

**01-03 March 2021**

Water Security and Climate Change Conference 2021 is coming to Hanoi!

We are pleased to announce that the renowned society of water experts will come together once more for the fifth international Water Security and Climate Change conference. Academics and practitioners from various sectors are set to discuss the diverse facets of water security in dynamic environments and its relation to climate variability and change.

Achieving water security is one of the major challenges faced by society on both a global and local level today. Building bridges between disciplines, sectors and different groups of stakeholders, the conference will serve as a platform for discussions by providing a stimulating environment with the intention to yield innovative ideas and grounds for implementation.

The WSCC is an initiative of the ‘Higher Education Excellence in Development Cooperation – exceed’ program, and has been implemented since 2016 under the auspices of the Centers for Natural Resources and Development (CNRD) and the Sustainable Water Management in Developing Countries (SWINDON) network. The scientific committee includes the Food Security Center (FSC) as well as the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).

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March 19, 2020

Launching the new MSc program IWRM-LAC

Curriculum development workshop for the new MSc Program “Integrated Water Resources Management for Latin America and the Caribbean” (IWRM-LAC)

Call for applications for the MSC Program IWRM-LAC here


In August 2020, the University of Costa Rica (UCR) in San José is going to launch the new  MSc program “Integrated Water Resources Management for Latin America and the Caribbean”.

The curriculum of the master program is framed after the MSc program: “Integrated Water Resources Management” currently offered at the Institute for Technology and Resources Management (ITT), TH Köln, Germany (MORE).

From 2th-5th of March 2020, lecturers from the ITT as well as from the National University of Colombia; University Javeriana, Colombia; Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi, Mexico and University of La Frontera, Chile, met  at the UCR in Costa Rica to adapt the curriculum to water management challenges and environmental conditions of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Furthermore, we designed IWRM related research projects in South American river basins and discussed the incorporation of our regional pilot case studies into the curriculum of the new master program. By confronting students with real life case studies in the pilot river basins, we aim at applying the praxis-oriented teaching method “Enquiry Based Learning” (EBL). The EBL didactic method is considered an effective way to educate students towards self-determined knowledge creation, lifelong learning and leadership.


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