Graduate Professional Diploma Program on Water for Food Security

Annelieke Duker

The (working) titles of the courses that are under development as part of the GPDP on water and food security are:

1. Water Resources for Food Security
2. Management of Irrigation and Drainage Systems (aligned with face-to-face course module 8)
3. Remote Sensing for Agricultural Water Management  (aligned with face-to-face course module 10)
4. Greywater Management, treatment and use (already existing course, run by Mariksa, to be upgraded)
5. To be determined, as of now: Irrigation and Drainage Modernisation


Water, energy and nutrient loops for agriculture (environmental impact of
irrigated agriculture; water, energy and nutrients loops; advances in efficient
water and energy use in agriculture and horticulture; ecosystem services;
urban and rural linkages; wastewater use in agriculture) (LWD, EEWT)

Management of agricultural water use (types of irrigation
schemes/management; water accounting; water rights; water pricing) (LWD,
module 8)

Agricultural performance assessment (Remote sensing, GIS, modelling,
system performance monitoring tools, planning tools) (LWD, module 11)

Water resources for food security (evaluating water resources for irrigation;
reservoir operations and drought management; conjunctive uses; soil salinity
management with optimal use of groundwater; catchment modelling with
SWAT; rainwater harvesting and storage) (HWR, HERBD)