World Water Day 2012: Water and Food Security
Degree Programmes in Water and Food Security
The world’s population doubled in 40 years from 1959 to 1999. Today, the earth sustains 7 billion people, and another 2 billion are expected to join us by 2050. Coping with population growth and ensuring access to nutritious food for everyone is a major challenge. The 2012 UN World Water Day aims to draw attention to the relationships between water and food security. Agriculture is the biggest user of freshwater on the planet: close to 70 percent of all freshwater used by humans goes to irrigation – not only for food crops but also for non-food crops such as rubber, cotton and oil.
If you are drawn to solving these pressing global problems and are convinced that science and technology can contribute significantly to finding sustainable solutions, consider enrolling in one of the degree programmes listed below.
The World Is Thirsty Because We Are Hungry
- Master of Science in Biology
- Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
- Master of Science in Food Technology
- Master of Science in Geography
- Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Sustainable Territorial Development
- Master of Science in Tropical Natural Resources Management
- Master of Science in Water Resources Engineering
The other Degree Programmes in Science, Engineering, and Technology can be found here.
PhD programmes can be found on the website of our Arenberg Doctoral School.
Furthermore we offer water related programmes taught in Dutch:
- Master of Science in de bio-ingenieurswetenschappen: landbouwkunde
- Master of Science in de bio-ingenieurswetenschappen: land- en bosbeheer
- Master of Science in de bio- ingenieurswetenschappen: levensmiddelentechnologie
- Master of Science in de Biologie
- Master of Science in de Biowetenschappen: Voedingsindustrie
- Master of Science in de geografie
- Master of Science in de ingenieurswetenschappen: bouwkunde (optie civiele techniek -subgroep waterbouwkunde)