Water Quality Management

You will study the water quality impacts of human activities on aquatic ecosystems, as well as possible remedial actions, considering different levels of environmental stress and in various socio-economic contexts. 

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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, IHE Delft, The Netherlands18 months, starts in January

For whom?

The Water Quality Management thematic profile is designed for engineers and scientists responsible for or involved in planning, developing and implementation of water quality policies, strategies and programmes. Affinity with chemistry and biology is required for this thematic profile. 

Degree

The degree students receive from IHE Delft is the MSc degree in Water Management and Governance

Dates

Learning objectives

After completing the Water Management and Governance MSc programme and this thematic profile, you will be able to:

  • Describe and predict for a given water resources system the main hydrological, hydraulic, chemical and biological processes and how these processes are dynamically linked with aquatic ecosystems as well as with human activities such as land and water use and pollution;
  • Describe and explain the main concepts and instruments for analysing and influencing formal and informal arrangements for water quality management, including policies, laws and institutions, and by adopting a historical perspective;
  • Explain the key concepts for integrated, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary analyses of aquatic ecosystems and describe the challenges of such approaches;
  • Describe concepts to determine the value of water for various uses and users in (amongst others) economic and ecological terms and explain how these concepts can be used in water resources planning at various spatial and temporal scales.

Application & Admission

Apply to the Water Management and Governance MSc Programme and enroll in this thematic profile during the course of the programme.

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