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Water Resources and Environmental Management

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Language of education
English (100%)
9 months
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Type of institution
Research University

Program description

The course is designed for young and mid-career professionals involved in water resources, agriculture, irrigation, civil engineering, hydrology, (agro-)meteorology and physical geography.

Security and sustainable development of our water resources is one of the key problems of the 21st century. Improved water management can make a significant contribution to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Current international initiatives such as the Global Earth Observation System of Systems 10-Year Implementation Plan have identified earth observation as the key to helping to solve the world’s water problems. 

The availability of spatial information on water resources will enable closure of the water budget at river basin scales to the point where effective water management as requested by the EU Water Framework Directive is possible. Floods, droughts, water quality, water-ecosystem and soil-water-climate interactions, and the sustainability of water resources are important issues in water resources management and hydrology.

Course participants are exposed to developments in geo-information science and earth observation for assessment, monitoring and prediction purposes in the fields of water resources, hydrology and environmental management.

To develop research and method-logical skills plus a critical understanding of advanced monitoring, modeling and management techniques using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the field of Water Resources and Environment.

Instruction modes
Lectures, exercises, assignments, workshops, multi-disciplinary project work, field visits, field projects and case studies.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Earth Observation for Ground water/Environmental Hydrology/Surface Hydrology, water cycle studies, hydrological data acquisition, advanced hydrologic modelling.

About the University of Twente

The University of Twente focuses on the development of technology and its impact on people and society. It offers bachelor, master and postgraduate programs in the field of Technology, Behavioral and Social Sciences. University of Twente students are always encouraged to look beyond the boundaries of their own field and establish links with other disciplines.

High tech, human touch. This is what characterizes the University of Twente. Some 3,300 scientists and other professionals working together on cutting-edge research, innovations with real-world relevance and inspiring education for more than 9,000 students. The enterprising university encourages students to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and is a partner of Knowledge Park Twente.

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Admission requirements

Previous education

BSc degree from a recognized university, in a discipline relevant to the programme and/or specialization chosen.

Professional experience

Several years of work experience is recommended.

Language test

IELTS overall band 6.0
TOEFL computer based 213
TOEFL internet based 80
TOEFL paper based 550
Cambridge Advanced English C1
Cambridge Professional English C2


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