Development and Piloting of an Irrigation Educational and Training Course

Funding Focus: Development of Educational Modules on Climate Change and Climate Adaptation

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Project partners

The AbiBewaesserung project funded by BMU was carried out from January 2019 to March 31st, 2021. Project partners included the Lower Saxony Chamber of Agriculture, the Georgsanstalt Ebstorf and the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences. The sustainable design of irrigation systems is a complex topic that requires special expertise in many fields, from engineering to soil and plant ecology basics to meteorological, ecological and economic aspects. A particular challenge here is how to reach people who are not in the traditional educational paths or people who have limited time available for the topic in their education. In agricultural training (vocational training, technical school) or in studies of the various disciplines, irrigation often plays a subordinate role due to its regional significance so far and is therefore not part of higher-level curricula. Basic training or further education measures are not offered, only some one-day events deal with this particular topic, but these are usually aimed at people who already have comprehensive specialist knowledge or their own practical experience and then address selected issues. However, comprehensive training is required to learn and implement the necessary hands-on skills. Identifying potential water savings and understanding efficient approaches to irrigation — and the increased yield efficiency that comes with it — is also a prerequisite for the sustainable use of water in agriculture.

The aim of the project was to develop and pilot a comprehensive e-learning course that provides participants with the essential skills for sustainable agricultural irrigation in a well-structured form. It is intended to be used as an educational module in training, teaching, and study, and to enable self-paced further education. After completion of the project, the course is available in its complete and current version since 01.07.2021 on Moodle hosted by Lünecom as a free course (only in German) under the link https://moodle.luenecom.de/.

Attendees only need to register online and can start with the course immediately.

The following video gives you an overview on our project;

For further information, we are available for you;

Niayesh Fendereski M.Sc.

Email: abibewaesserung@wasser-suderburg.de
Phone: +49 5826 988 61560


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Röttcher

Phone: +49 5826 988 61230