Water Science & Engineering

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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Specializations of Water Science & Engineering

Hydroinformatics - Modelling and Information Systems for Water Management

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    What is Delft based

    This programme will run entirely at UNESCO-IHE in Delft, the Netherlands

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    Delft based
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    What is Joint Programme

    Part of the programme is given at a partner institute, often in another country/continent. Joint programmes have varying start and end dates.

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    Joint programme with Univalle, Colombia
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    What is Joint Programme

    Part of the programme is given at a partner institute, often in another country/continent. Joint programmes have varying start and end dates.

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    Joint programme with Hohai University, China

Land and Water Development for Food Security

Hydrology and Water Resources

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    What is Delft based

    This programme will run entirely at UNESCO-IHE in Delft, the Netherlands

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    Delft based
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    What is Joint Programme

    Part of the programme is given at a partner institute, often in another country/continent. Joint programmes have varying start and end dates.

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    Joint programme with Hohai University, China

Hydraulic Engineering and River Basin Development

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    What is Delft based

    This programme will run entirely at UNESCO-IHE in Delft, the Netherlands

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    Delft based

Coastal Engineering and Port Development

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    What is Delft based

    This programme will run entirely at UNESCO-IHE in Delft, the Netherlands

    close
    Delft based
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    What is Joint Programme

    Part of the programme is given at a partner institute, often in another country/continent. Joint programmes have varying start and end dates.

    close
    Joint programme with Hohai University, China

Ecohydrology

Flood Risk Management

MSc Programmes

Aim of the programme

The programme aims to deepen the knowledge, insight and skills for hydraulic engineering (part of civil engineering), hydroinformatics (a technology discipline) and hydrology (an earth system science). Graduates are able to work in professional water sector environments that require academic skills.

Context

The Water Science and Engineering MSc Programme focuses on the management and development of water resources and water flows and quality in the natural environment, while addressing the multidisciplinary character of human activities dealing with water. The specializations within this programme explore natural and anthropological influences on the water cycle, from the perspectives of civil engineering, technology and earth sciences. They are of direct relevance to sustainable development because they prepare graduates to improve the management of human impact on water resources, design simulation models for various phases of the water cycle, and develop methods of reducing the impact of water-related natural hazards.