Masters in Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences

Hydrology & Water Management

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Hydrology is studying the movement, distribution and quality of water on the planet, while water management is related to the development of policies and regulations. Resources and sustainability are analysed in the practical parts of a Bachelor’s degree in hydrology and water management. The discipline covers both academic study and development based on solutions. Research institutes offering prestigious Masters and Bachelors in Hydrology and Water Management are known worldwide, especially among international students.

The field of study covers subjects such as hydrogeology, marine hydrology, drainage basin management, water quality, irrigation, water conservation and water treatment. Students graduating a Master’s degree in Hydrology and Water Management closely work with environmental engineers, geologists and civil engineers.

Water management also includes treatment of drinking water, industrial water, sewage and wastewater, flood protection and the water table. Opportunities after graduation cover jobs as a group manager in a private company, university lecturer, scientists in hydrology or water resources consultant in a state agency.

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M.Sc. Water Science & Engineering

Water Science & Engineering at UNESCO IHE Institute for Water Education focuses on the ability to develop infrastructure and gives knowledge on hydrological and hydraulic processes and modelling tools for improved water management in coastal zones, river basins and agricultural areas.

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M.Sc. Water Technology

The master Water Technology is a two year programme with a joint degree offered jointly by Wageningen University and Research, University Twente and University of Groningen with education being provided at the Technological Top Institute for Water technology (TTIW Wetsus), in Leeuwarden.

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