International Master in
Sustainable Water Management and Governance in Natural and Agricultural Environments

September 2020 - June 2022

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7 reasons for studying this MSc programme

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Learn to face the challenges of water management and governance through an integrated and interdisciplinary approach, involving hydrological, biophysical, economic, institutional, regulatory, policymaking and planning efforts.


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The programme has an innovative, multidisciplinary focus aimed to equip the next generation of water professionals with the blend of skills necessary to make a significant contribution to sustainable water management and governance.


3

Take the opportunity to build up an international network of contacts and collaborators, an essential factor of differentiation in today’s competitive job market. This MSc programme offers a truly international and multicultural experience.


4

The programme is supported and delivered by highly qualified professionals from several countries, chosen for their expertise and reputation.


5

Students to design an independent and original project or benefit from a traineeship at firms or public and private institutions related to water management and governance.


6

A series of training sessions enables students to build core transferable research skills and for future professional development.


7

Official degree: CIHEAM International Master of Science Degree recognized as equivalent to the official Master's Degree


Programme

The programme of the first year comprises six core modules within three thematic areas – water governance, quality and management:

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Conceptual aspects of water resource management

This module will introduce students to key aspects and driving forces of water resources and water management, focusing on hydrology, climate, geomorphology, the relationship between water and ecosystems, water and climate and global change, and the water-energy-food nexus. The module includes an integrated adaptive planning and management approach to water resources.

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Institutional and regulatory framework and socioeconomic aspects

The legal and regulatory dimension of water governance will be explored in the second module, focusing on the institutional dimension of water governance, and the role of international institutions complemented with water use allocation, water planning, financial and economic instruments.

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Water quality and pollution control

The third module will cover water quality principles and standards, monitoring, analysis, dynamics and policies. Wastewater treatment and reuse as well as water desalination will be addressed and practices for the control of water pollution from agriculture will be discussed.

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Tools to support water planning and management

The aim of this module is to introduce students to the role of digital transformation in water management and governance, presenting tools such as water sensors, remote sensing and GIS. Scenario building, models and decision support systems for water resource planning and management will also be addressed.

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Integrated water management and restoration of aquatic systems

Module 5 will focus on management and ecological restoration of rivers and wetlands as well as groundwater management, contamination and preservation. Hydraulic infrastructure management and monitoring and evaluation of water management and planning are also also a key part of this module.

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Applied Water Management In Agriculture And Forest Systems

The final module involves agricultural water management in dry environments, rainfed and agropastoral systems as well as in irrigated agriculture. Water use in animal production and water management in forest and shrub systems will also be tackled as well as prevention and management of risks associated with extreme water events: drought and floods.

Our goal is to train future decision and policy makers, leaders and researchers in water management and governance

About us

The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (CIHEAM Zaragoza) was established in 1969 and is one of the four Institutes of the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), together with Bari in Italy, Montpellier in France and Chania in Greece. The headquarters of the Organization are based in Paris.

CIHEAM’s objectives are to develop cooperation between the countries of the Mediterranean through implementing a comprehensive training and education programme, promoting strategic research and cooperation in the areas of agro-food, fisheries and natural resources and to nourish political dialogue on these issues in the region.

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call us at +34 976716000

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Registration

Admission

Candidates must apply online at the following address: www.admission.iamz.ciheam.org

The MSc programme is targeted to graduates of agricultural science, agricultural engineering, forestry engineering, environmental engineering, other engineering degrees, environmental science, biology, geography, geology, chemistry and biochemistry. Candidates with degrees related to social science, economics, law and information and communication technologies may also apply.

The Master's Commission will select candidates based on the application documents sent by the candidates. Academic results and any previous professional experience related with the area of specialization are the main aspects considered.

Candidates must apply online from this link

The MSc programme is targeted to graduates of agricultural science, agricultural engineering, forestry engineering, environmental engineering, other engineering degrees, environmental science, biology, geography, geology, chemistry and biochemistry. Candidates with degrees related to social science, economics, law and information and communication technologies may also apply.

The Master's Commission will select candidates based on the application documents sent by the candidates. Academic results and any previous professional experience related with the area of specialization are the main aspects considered.

Dates and deadlines

The first year of the Master is held from 21 September 2020 to 11 June 2021.
The second year will commence in September 2021 with a duration of 10 months.

The application deadlines are the following:
Non-Spanish candidates: 1 February to 4 May 2020
Spanish candidates or candidates with knowledge of Spanish *:1 February to 7 September 2020
* Non-European candidates should take note of the visa procedure deadlines.

Registration and scholarships

Registration fees are 2950 euro per academic year. This sum covers tuition fees only.
Candidates from CIHEAM member countries may apply for scholarship to cover registration fees, medical insurance and accommodation.
Candidates of any nationality may apply for a grant to cover all or part of the registration fees.

Contact us!

Av. Montañana 1005, 50059 Zaragoza, España

www.iamz.ciheam.org

iamz@iamz.ciheam.org

+34 976716000