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.
Sustainable Aquaculture - The Postgraduate Diploma/MSc is a postgraduate programme delivered 100% online no attendance required.
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 EnvEuro programme is a co-operation between four European universities. The Master is focused on soil, water and biodiversity and the aim is to give students European and international perspectives on research as well as planning and management in the environmental sector.
THIS PROGRAMME prepares you for the challenge of developing land and water management to provide clean water, safe food, wood products and energy while minimising negative impacts on the environment and health. We all depend on the sustainable use of soil and water for our survival and well-being.
The Master Programme in Sustainable Development is truly interdisciplinary with students and tutors from many different subject areas who all share an interest in sustainable development. As a graduate of the programme you will be fully versed in issues that concern sustainable development from most perspectives – from the basic economic to the extremely concrete aspects, such as how sufficient drinking water can be made available to everyone on our planet.
Learn about the interdependency of Earth Systems and gain advanced skills in specific areas within Earth Sciences. Explore climate change from the perspectives of Earth processes occurring in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere. Find a balance between using and preserving Earth’s resources and reducing the environmental impact for a healthy sustainable future.
The two-year MSc in Science for Sustainable Development is an interdisciplinary masters programme comprising both theoretical and empirical studies in natural sciences, technology and social sciences. The focus is on the global environment and socio-technological issues such as climate change or the availability of water and energy. Our aim is to help guide their development towards socially appropriate ends.
The University of Haifa's International Master's Degree in Maritime Civilizations offers students an exceptional opportunity to explore the history, archeology and fabric of maritime societies, as well as the natural environment in which they developed and currently exist.
The first year is dedicated to general scientific lectures and is common to all students of the Master of Applied Mechanics (SMA).
The Master of Physical Land Resources has two specializations: Soil Science (organized by the Universiteit Gent) and Land Resources Engineering (organized by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel).
The programme provides insight into the diversity and complexity of the life and processes in the oceans, seas, lakes and estuaries and skills to study and manage them.