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.
Without water, no life - without engineers in Water and Environment, no society. Aalborg University offers a 2-year Master’s programme in Water and Environment for bachelors in Civil Engineering or persons with similar background.
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.
O desígnio da sustentabilidade, os riscos inerentes às alterações climáticas e ao factor demográfico e uma visão holística da temática da água são alguns exemplos da mudança de paradigma que obriga os profissionais a adoptarem uma nova atitude e a apetrecharem-se com novos instrumentos e novas metodologias para fazer face aos problemas relacionados com a utilização e gestão da água.
Earth Surface and Water is the study of physical phenomena within the Earth's environment, their spatial and temporal characteristics and relationships and the evolution towards our modern landscape.
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.
The Master Programme in Sustainable Development is truly interdisciplinary with students and tutors from many different subject areas. However, all share an interest in sustainable development. The objective of the programme is that 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.
This course will examine the interactions between climate, hydrology, geomorphology, ecology, biogeochemical cycling, water and habitat quality and biodiversity. Using a combination of lectures, fieldwork, tutorials, laboratory classes, group projects and an individual research-based thesis, you will be provided with the necessary training and skills for a career in the successful environmental management of rivers.
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.
This programme provides opportunities for graduates with first degrees in a range of scientific and engineering disciplines to enhance their knowledge of the water environment and its management in the context of climate change, through theoretical, practical and computational (informatics) training. It aims to train a new breed of engineer capable of solving hydrological and water resources problems with the understanding that past hydrological behaviour may no longer be a suitable guide for the future. This training is quantitative and very relevant to the needs of today’s water industry.
This course provides you with the knowledge and technical skills to manage pollution that can arise from urbanisation and allows you to develop a detailed understanding of the aquatic environment. The course also equips you with the knowledge and skills required to address the issues encountered by public and private employers who are concerned with environmental management.