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Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. Lars Ribbe
Dean of Faculty of Spatial Development and Infrastructure Systems
Professor for Integrated Land and Water Resources Management

Phone: +49 221 8275-2773

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Academic Background

Professor for Integrated Land and Water Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics.

PhD in Hydroinformatics, Institute of Geography, Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences. University Jena.

M.Eng. “Technology in the Tropics”, Cologne University of Applied Sciences.

Marine, Estuarine and Environmental Science (visiting postgraduate student), University of Maryland.

Chemistry (Dipl.Chem), University Bremen

Professional Experience

2009 – date: ITT – Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Executive Director and Professor

2004 – 2009: ITTrms e.V., Cologne, Germany. Managing Director, acquisition and curriculum development for short and medium term training courses in the field of natural resources management.

1997 – 2009: Cologne University of Applied Sciences, ITT. Research and teaching in the field of water resources management and GIS. Coordinator of the bicultural MSc program “Integrated Water Resources Management for Arab and German Young professionals”

1996: Jerusalem Water Undertaking, Ramallah, West Bank. Study on water supply and sanitation in the West Bank.

1996: Arab Center for Studies of Arid Regions and Dry Zones (ACSAD), Damascus, Syria. Study on Nitrate Pollution of Groundwater in the Ghouta Oasis.

1995: Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Bonn. Internship; preparation of Habitat II conference 1996, support the drafting of strategy paper for water management of BMZ.

Research Areas

Integrated River Basin Monitoring, Modeling and Management

Strategies  to cope with i) Water scarcity (Rainwater Harvesting, Drought Management, Efficient Water Use, Reuse), ii) Access of water (Flood Management), iii) Pollution (Salt Water Intrusion, Diffuse Pollution)

Water-Food/Water-Energy Nexus

Teaching Experience (MSc TERMA and MSc IWRM)

Integrated Water Resources Management

Water Quality

Watershed Management / Water Systems Management

Tools for River Basin Management (Monitoring and Modeling at Basin Scale)

Land and Water Resources (agricultural water management, rainwater harvesting, MAR, droughts)

Soil and Water (Soil hydraulic properties, salinization processes)

Scientific Work

Team Project

Natural Environment (Hydrosphere + Bio-geo-chemical cycles)


German: mother tongue
English: proficent user (C2)
Spanish: proficient user (C2)
Portuguese: independent user (B1)
Arabic: basic user (A2)

Coordination of projects

Land Use and Climate Change Interactions in Central Vietnam (LUCCi)

Optimizing Water Allocation in Rural Areas of Lake Nasser – Upper Egypt (OWARA)


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