The Master Programme in "Land and Water Resources Management: Irrigated agriculture" provides a one-year curriculum for graduates holding the title of agricultural or hydraulic engineers. The main objective of the Programme is to enhance the scientific knowledge and technological know-how of the 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 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 Programme is carried out by MAIB staff in collaboration with national and international Institutions and Universities from Europe, Middle East, North Africa and the U.S.A.