Hydrology is the branch of physical geography that researches the general properties of water at the surface of the Earth, the movement and distribution of water on the Globe and the biological, physical and chemical properties as well as the interaction of water with the environment. It is concerned with the laws that govern the processes of the hydrosphere, atmosphere, lithosphere and biosphere and with the forecasting of the evolution of hydrological elements with the aim of a rational consumption and maximal utilisation. It also deals with the fluctuation of the water resources and of the dry land and it monitors the phases of the hydrological cycle.
A sub-discipline of hydrology is the water management that deals with the assessment and administration of water as resource, from several perspectives: quantitative measurement of a water flow from any source in order to develop a water management plan, the information about the availability, quantity, quality, characteristics and variations in flow rates of water sources.
The field of Hydrology and Water Management is becoming more and more challenged by the scarcity and damage of water resources and new and innovative technologies have to be discovered and utilised in order to cope with the difficulties of nowadays water situation.
Limnology and Oceanography provides a challenging educational programme for students interested in the aquatic sciences. It offers career prospects in the scientific arena and beyond. Limnology and Oceanography provides a challenging educational programme for students interested in the aquatic sciences. It offers career prospects in the scientific arena and beyond.
Professionals who obtain this Master’s Degree can expect to work in the public and private sectors as environmental managers or researchers. Other employment opportunities include the evaluation of environmental surveys and inventories, both in the field of agriculture and in others closely related to the degradation and use of land, such as mining, construction, industrial and urban development.
This training, which is unique in French-speaking Belgium, aims at a better understanding and managing of oceans in order to protect our planet : the oceans represent about 3/4 of our planet and are a major component of the climate system . The ocean can be regarded as a huge reservoir for life and food, as a means of transportation, as an exceptional supplier of mineral resources and, together with the atmosphere, as a huge thermic device which determines weather and climates.
This programme is for graduates wishing to pursue a career in planning and management of the water and sanitation sector. The programme focuses on water supply and sanitation but also includes water resources and environmental issues in an international context.
Programme objectives and competencies acquired: Marine Hydrology masters programme is deepening masters program. The main aim of the programme is to prepare higher qualification physical geography specialists (graduates).
Throughout the world aquatic ecosystems have experienced environmental degradation. Present remedial measures based on engineering and technological fix have been unable to restore the ecological processes and reinstate the full beneficial functions and services of degraded aquatic ecosystems.
The oceans comprise over 70% of the surface of the Earth. They contain a richness of environments from the arctic ice wastes, the archipelagos of the Baltic and the tidal plains along the coasts of Europe, to coral reefs and abysses, far deeper than Mount Everest is high.
The programme will open up a wide range of employment opportunities, and can act as a foundation for further research in the areas of integrated urban water management and water systems.
Supported by Clear Water Revival a studentship at Cranfield with up to £25,000 p.a.* plus fees is available for one year
The sciences of the universe as well as engineering science, are based upon common foundation of physics, mechanics, and applied mathematics. The 3 research specialities of the Masters in PM offer an intensive programme in Marine Physics with applications in both geosciences (including the Earth, Ocean and Atmosphere), and applied sciences (naval hydrodynamics).
The Laboratory of Hydrology and Aquatic Systems Analysis of the University of Thessaly (Department of Civil Engineering) and the Laboratoire d´ Etude des Transferts en Hydrologie et Environement of Observatoire des Sciences de l´Univers de Grenoble (OSUG) of Université Joseph Fourier - Grenoble I, jointly undertook the direction, co-ordination and organisation of a Greek-French program of postgraduate studies.
The Water Science and Engineering Masters Programme focuses on the management and development of water resources and water flows and quality in the natural environment, while addressing the multidisciplinary character of human activities dealing with water.