Specializations

Water Resources and Environmental Management

Learn to use earth observation and geo-information techniques to create safe and sustainable water management solutions.

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 achieve the Sustainable Development Goals related to availability and sustainable management of water resources. Many international initiatives such as the Global Earth Observation System of Systems 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 is possible. More and more trans-boundary River Basin Organizations use satellite derived information for water management purposes. 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.

Overview specialization courses

Water Resources and Environmental Management

  • Hydrological and Environmental Monitoring (7 credits)
  • Introduction to Hydrological and Environmental Processes (7 credits)
  • Principles of Modelling for Water Resources and Environment (7 credits)
  • Satellite Retrievals for Water Resources (7 credits)

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