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 aim of this programme is to provide a sound understanding of sustainable water resources issues by developing the knowledge and skills necessary for the planning and management of these resources to meet the needs of society and the environment within the context of climate change.
WREE master of science degree (second cycle) is worth 120 ECTS credits and takes 2 years of studying. The qualification provided by this degree corresponds to the 7th EQF level.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.