Water Resources Management

Human society is linked to the nature and its waters:

  • Water is a vital resource
  • Water resources are exposed to environmental impacts

The water resource management study track promotes sustainable use of water and advances assessment and prediction of the status of the water environment. The objective is to produce quantitative information regarding availability and quality of water as well as hydrological extremes. The curriculum of courses covers computational hydrology and hydraulics, environmental hydraulics and environmentally sound hydraulic engineering, and quantitative water quality assessments within a catchment.

Encountered problems relate to water balance across spatial and temporal scales and impacts of human activities on the quantity and quality of water in its cycle. Assessment of water cycle lies in the quantitative description of water balance components, such as precipitation, evapotranspiration, snow accumulation and melt, soil and ground water flow, runoff generation, and storage and transport of water in channels and reservoirs. Assessment of hydrological and hydraulic processes links to studies concerning water quality, environmental loads to natural waters, sediment and nutrient processes, and ecological systems.

After completing the Water Resource Management study track a student is able to:

  • recognize the key thematic components in water resources engineering
  • understand the principles of the hydrological cycle and flow of water in natural and constructed environments, including quantitative estimates of the water fluxes
  • explain and apply key technical methods (e.g. modelling, statistics, GIS) related to water and environmental engineering
  • deal with the uncertainty and different orders of magnitude related to the measurements, data analysis and modeling

Two options are available for this study track, depending on where you begin your degree:

Start at Aalto, thesis at DTU

Year 1: Aalto

 Course number Course name Credits Semester/period

 

Water & Environment

10 I

 

Computational Methods in Water and Environmental

Engineering

5

I

 

Groundwater Hydrology

5

II

  Hydrological Modelling
5 III
  Surface Water Resources
5 IV

 

Environmental Hydraulics

5

II

 

 

 

 

Advanced Courses

 Choose from the list below

25

II-V

 

State of the World and Development L

2 I
  Urban Water Systems 
5 II
  Sustainability in Environmental Engineering  
5 II
  Sustainable Built Environment
5 III 
  Water and Governance 
5 III
  Design and Management of Water and Wastewater Networks 
 
5 III
  Sustainability Global Technologies (SGT) Studio 
10

III-IV

  Physical and Chemical Treatment of Water and Waste
5 IV
  Environmental Risk Analysis
5 IV
  Biological Treatment of Water and Waste
5 IV
  Special Course on Water & Environmental Engineering
5 I-IV
  Water and People in a Changing World
5 IV
  Modelling and Control of Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes
5 V
 

Circular Economy in Environmental Engineering

5 V

Year 2: DTU

12326

Field Course in Applied Geophysics

5

Aug

30532

Introduction to digital mapping and GIS

5

Fall (E4A)

12233

Water Pollution

10

Fall (E5)

 

Elective drawn from list of Tech Spec Courses

5

Fall

12240

Environmental Management and Ethics

5

Jan

 

MSc thesis

30

Spring/Jun

Start at DTU, thesis at Aalto

Year 1: DTU

 Course number Course name Credits Semester/period

12104

Modelling of Environmental Processes and Technologies

10

Fall (E3)

12333

Water Resources Management

5

Fall (E2B)

30532

Introduction to digital mapping and GIS

5

Fall (E4A)

 

Elective drawn from list of Tech Spec Courses

5

Fall

12240

Environmental Management and Ethics

5

Jan

12237

Chemicals in the Environment

10

Spring (F1)

12343

Surface Water Hydrology

5

Spring (F4A)

12342

Uncertainty and Variability in Hydrologic Applications

5

Spring (F4B)

 

Elective drawn from list of Tech Spec Courses

5

Spring

12331

Or

12326

Field investigations of contaminated sites

 

Field Course in Applied Geophysics

5

June

Or

Aug

Year 2: Aalto

 

Groundwater Hydrology

5

II

 

Environmental hydraulics

5

V

 

Elective

15

1-II

 

MSc thesis

30

Spring

 

http://www.enviro5tech.org/Master-Programme/Study-Tracks/Water-Resources-Management
20 AUGUST 2017