Humanity’s growing water and land footprints have led to water and land scarcity in many places around the world. At the same time, the needs of nature are being alarmingly compromised in favour of economic development. Therefore, there is an urgent call to make worldwide water and land management more sustainable. My PhD project aims to perform the global footprint-based analysis of water and land scarcity covering the period of 1986 – 2016 at 5 x 5 arc minute resolution. As a result, I will demonstrate the latest trends and provide recommendations for region-specific water and land scarcity reductions.
We provide a disciplinary and multidisciplinary research programme aimed at advanced understanding of environmental problems and advanced training of PhD candidates in this field.