PhD Defence David Love

  • 12 Sep 2013
  • 12:00 - 17:00
Western Europe
Delft, The Netherlands

On 12 September 2013, the Public Defence and Awarding Ceremony of David Love will take place. Professor Stefan Uhlenbrook and Professor Pieter van der Zaag will be his promoters.

The title of his thesis is: Water resources strategies to increase food production in the semi-arid tropics, with particular emphasis on the potential of alluvial groundwater.

  • 12:00: David Love will give a presentation on his thesis in the Auditorium of the TU Delft Mekelweg 5, Room: Senaatszaal
  • 12:30: Public Defence and Ceremony
  • 17:00: Reception in the UNESCO-IHE Restaurant

Hope to see you all at the ceremony!

Short description

Water resources and water balance modelling are used to quantify the effect of water resources strategies and climatic conditions on water resources availability and the potential of alluvial aquifers. The greatest benefit for the least impact comes from strategies providing for better land and soil/water management, such as changing from maize to small grains, production of livestock fodder and conservation agriculture. Small dams are a key resource to rural communities, and there is also great potential for the exploitation of alluvial aquifers for water supply. Better management of existing large dams, and conjunctive use of alluvial groundwater could increase productive use of water.

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