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Water Resources and Ecosystem Health


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Globally, ecosystems and the water resources they support are in perilous decline. Maintaining healthy ecosystems is the basis for delivering resources equitably and efficiently to support people’s health and well-being and is the basis for sustainability.

You will learn about the movement of water through the landscape and how to apply this knowledge to support sustainable management of river basins. 

You will study the basic concepts and interlinkages in the biosphere, the role of biodiversity, the hydrological cycle, their relationship with ecosystem health and how this underpins human health and wellbeing. Depending on the profile you choose, you will learn about measuring and monitoring, data analysis, GIS and remote sensing, simulation modelling, the value of open access data and software, river basin development and environmental management policy processes, and methods for planning and managing. Ultimately you will be able to apply your expertise to achieve sustainable Water Resources and Ecosystem Health in an interdisciplinary setting.




Master of Science


1 year

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 19,720

€ 19,720


Application requirements

A Bachelor degree at level B/B+ (US system) or upper 2nd (British system) in an appropriate field which has been awarded by a university of recognised standing. Exceptions can be made if a candidate is below this level, but has a substantial proven experience in the field of the programme and has a strong motivation to join the program

  • A strong motivation to successfully complete the programme.
  • A good command of the English language, if this is not the first language. All non-native English-speaking applicants must satisfy the English language requirements for IHE Delft's educational programmes.

Several years of professional experience in a field related to the programme's content is considered to be an asset.

Language requirements

TOEFL paper based
TOEFL internet based
IELTS overall band

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 19,720
€ 19,720
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
28 Oct '24 1 Jul '24 1 Jul '24


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IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

Main address
Westvest 7
2611 AX Delft
015 - 2151715

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