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MSc Hydrology programme

Main organization(s): VU University Amsterdam


Understanding the hydrological system and its societal impacts

  • People in Africa and Asia walk an average of 6km to collect water

  • Only about 0.003 percent of the water on Earth can be used by humans

In this Hydrology programme students will be educated to understand the complex interactions between hydrological processes and the relation with society, and how this may change under future global change. The master will focus on learning skills, including in the field and modelling, to enable the students to address issues in water quantity, quality and associated risks such as floods and droughts. 

  • How does the hydrological system function and how does it relate with climate, vegetation and society? 

  • How can we ensure there is enough water available for every person?

  • Can we ensure water quality for agriculture, biodiversity and drinking water? 

  • How can we minimize the impact of extreme flood events in dense urban areas?  

Geographical coverage



01 Sep 2020 - 01 Sep 2022

Deadline for application

01 Apr 2020

Last updated

17 Oct 2019

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  • Type University programme
  • Level Masters
  • Location(s) Netherlands, the (Amsterdam)
  • Language English

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