Water Resources and Land Use

Climate change and changing land use along with demographic and economic developments are all exerting growing pressure on fresh water resources. At the same time, increasing demand is leading to shortages and land-use conflicts. This results in considerable risks to society and ecosystems. In seeking to develop sustainable solution strategies, ISOE investigates how an integrated management of water and land resources can be organised, given the complex social-ecological interactions. The application and further development of methods and concepts play a vital role in this respect, for example modelling, impact assessment and scenarios as well as work dealing with the concept of social-ecological systems and vulnerability.

  • Integrated water resources management
  • Innovative water and land use
  • Regional sustainability
  • Modelling, scenarios and planning instruments