Lars Ribbe




Academic Background:

Professor for Integrated Land and Water Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics.

PhD in Hydroinformatics, Institute of Geography, Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences. University Jena.

M.Eng. “Technology in the Tropics”, Cologne University of Applied Sciences.

Marine, Estuarine and Environmental Science (visiting postgraduate student), University of Maryland.

Chemistry (Dipl.Chem), University Bremen

Professional Experience:

2009 – date: ITT – Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Executive Director and Professor

2004 – 2009: ITTrms e.V., Cologne, Germany. Managing Director, acquisition and curriculum development for short and medium term training courses in the field of natural resources management.

1997 – 2009: Cologne University of Applied Sciences, ITT. Research and teaching in the field of water resources management and GIS. Coordinator of the bicultural MSc program “Integrated Water Resources Management for Arab and German Young professionals”

1996: Jerusalem Water Undertaking, Ramallah, West Bank. Study on water supply and sanitation in the West Bank.

1996: Arab Center for Studies of Arid Regions and Dry Zones (ACSAD), Damascus, Syria. Study on Nitrate Pollution of Groundwater in the Ghouta Oasis.

1995: Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Bonn. Internship; preparation of Habitat II conference 1996, support the drafting of strategy paper for water management of BMZ.

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