Wageningen University (WU) is a world leading university in Life Sciences focusing on agricultural, environmental, and socio-economic education and research, ranked as the number 1 university in agricultural sciences in the world according to the NTU Agriculture Ranking 2013. WU is part of the Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR), also comprising of several strategic research institutions focusing on applied research. WU is amongst others partner in the Partnership for European Environmental Research (PEER), the Global Soil Partnership (GSP), the World Water Council (WWC), the Global Water Partnership (GWP), and Climate Change and Biosphere (CCB).
The Soil Physics and Land Management Group of Wageningen University (SLM) focuses on i) flow and transport processes in soil systems and surrounding water bodies, ii) interactions between soil, water and plants, and iii) land use and management strategies to improve crop production, accounting for sustainability principles and economic returns. The SLM group has long-term experience in areas affected by different forms of soil, water and ecosystem degradation, amongst others in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and in Europe. SLM coordinated, and participated in, a range of EU-funded projects focusing on soil, water and crop production related topics, like EROAHI, WEELS, WAHIA, AWACAD, OLIVERO, DESIRE, WAHARA, CASCADE, RECARE, iSQAPER and SOILCARE.