IPGL - International Post-Graduate Education & Research Hub in Limnology

Leader: Gerold Winkler 
Deputy: Nina Haslinger (currently on maternity leave)

Key research areas

  • Sustainable management of freshwater ecosystems
    - Biodiversity, conservation and restoration of streams, rivers & wetlands
    - Assessment of the ecological integrity of streams & rivers
    - Human impact & multiple pressures on streams & rivers (climate change, land-use, hydropower & irrigation schemes, agriculture, livestock and wildlife)
    - Nutrient & carbon cycles in riverine landscapes, including greenhouse gas components in streams, rivers wetlands and floodplains
    - Sustainable aquaculture & fisheries
    - Ecosystem services and drivers of society-nature interactions
  • Research for development and SDGs
  • Capacity development and networking in the global south
  • Geographic focus: Eastern Africa

IPGL is an international education-, research- and networking hub with the mission to improve the sustainable management of freshwater ecosystems & its services in the global south and to contribute towards the achievement of the SDG’s 2, 3, 4, 6, 12, 13, & 15.

Since 1975, more than 650 water/environmental professionals from the global south have attended IPGL training programmes. Several research & capacity development projects have been initiated/implemented in Eastern Africa and a large network of collaborating institutions and individuals has been established.

Key Persons

  • Marlene Randl (BOKU, Vienna)
  • Philine Trnka (BOKU, Vienna)
  • Nzula Kitaka (Egerton University, Kenya)
  • Tadesse Fetahi (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)
  • Getachew Beneberu (Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia)
  • Adamneh Dagne (Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research, NFLARC, Ethiopia)

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