Master's Degree in Water Resources Management

General information



The Master's Degree in Water Resources Management prepares you to work in public administrations or private companies working with issues related to water, land and the environment. You will become a competent professional prepared to create proposals for efficient management in both the collection, distribution, and treatment of urban water, as well as regeneration and reuse of wastewater. You'll also get the proper training to analyse the feasibility of any project of investment in the field of the water cycle


Who is it aimed at?

The Master's Degree has a multidisciplinary character. This is not only reflected in the contents taught but also in the background of potential students. The course aspires to host students from different universities whose formation is related in some way to the main topic of the Master's Degree: Environmental Sciences, Economics, Geography, Engineering and other related degrees.

The Academic Committee of the Master's Degree will establish the minimum knowledge required for students with different backgrounds than the ones specified. Each case will be studied individually in order to avoid large imbalances between students' training, as well as related issues that arise for the proper monitoring of the various contents of the master's degree.



The first objective of the Master's Degree is to train professionals specialized in the management of water resources. It is set up to offer multidisciplinary training to enable them to develop their role in any area within the water cycle. An appropriate combination of technical, economic, and environmental knowledge will guarantee the good performance of responsibilities in the field of water management.
Another key objective is to prepare students so that they can undertake scientific research and pursue a research oriented career. This is the mission of the Inter-University PhD. Programme in Local and Territorial Development. A PhD programme which focuses on methods and research trends on the territory and local development, including management of water resources.
Besides the two major general objectives outlined above, when finishing the Master's Degree, students should be able to: 
               - apply the acquired knowledge (concepts, methods, principles, theories, models) to solve water-related problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts.
               - integrate this knowledge into handling the complexity making judgments and interpretations based on information, which, being complete or limited, includes reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities inherent to water resources.
               - communicate their conclusions (and the knowledge and ultimate reasons that sustain them) in different contexts: research, professional work, publication
               - Possess learning skills that enable them to continue studying in a way that must be largely self-directed or autonomous.

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