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DAGRI Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Agrarie, Alimentari Ambientali e Forestali

Course on Water Harvesting


International Online Course on

"Water Harvesting for land ecological restoration"



The Water Harvesting Lab of the University of Florence is proposing the 4th International Online Course on Water Harvesting, covering the topic of “Water Harvesting for land ecological restoration”.

In arid and semi-arid regions, in order to increase the resilience to climate change, there is the need to focus the attention on interventions able to contribute to land ecological restoration. Adoption of restorative land use and recommended management practices through Water Harvesting are then important to strengthening numerous ecosystem services.

The course will be co-organised involving lecturers from the Università degli Studi di Brescia (IT), MetaMeta Research (NL) and the Institute of Arid Regions (TUN). The module of the course will cover:

  1. Main drivers of land degradation
  2. Social and economic aspects of land degradation and land restoration
  3. Effects of water harvesting techniques on soil properties and water management
  4. Water harvesting for vegetation recovery (rangeland and forestry)
  5. Road water harvesting for landscape restoration

Deadline for application: January 15th, 2019

Start and end dates: from February 18, 2019

Course fee: € 150

The course will not be activated if the number of paying applicants is less than 5

  • 5 places reserved for BSc and MSc students of the University of Florence.
  • 5 places reserved for PhD students of the University of Florence.
  • 5 researchers and personnel researchers and doctor.
  • No tuition fee is due for a total of 10 participants from countries where the issue of water scarcity and access to water is a limiting factor for the development, and where payment of the registration fee can be a hindering factor for enrollment in the course.

More info on the call and applications at:


Elena Bresci (course coordinator) – Giulio Castelli


Result of the selecion process for applicants from Emerging Countries


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