Laura Essl studied cultural engineering and water management at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences and then worked for several years in international research projects in Asia and Latin America in the field of urban water management. The focus was on alternative technologies and the combination of technical, economic, and social aspects. She also completed the master's course for higher Latin American studies with a social science orientation at the University of Vienna.
From 2014 she worked at the Institute for Geomatics at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences with sustainable use of resources including remote sensing data. The main focus was on technology transfer and the involvement of future users. Laura Essl organized various children's university workshops and is enthusiastic about communicating scientific content using digital technologies. Her previous successes include, for example, receiving the Austrian water prize for the EO4Water project or marketing an innovative fertilizer tool for small farmers.
At DCNA, she is involved in the DRYADS and InfraHealth projects, where she is dedicated to stakeholder interaction.
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