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Water Management degrees abroad

As a water management student, you’ll learn how water resources are harvested, distributed, consumed, exploited, and protected across the globe.

You’ll develop the theoretical knowledge and practical expertise needed to sustainably manage supplies across various landscapes. You’ll evaluate the impacts of industry, farming, and abstraction on the water environment, and consider how any negative impacts could be mitigated.

Countries around the world face different water management challenges, like flooding, pollution, and coastal erosion. By studying overseas, you’ll become better equipped at predicting and overcoming risks to the water management cycle, taking your employability to the next level.

Water Management program structure

Most programs in water management are only offered at the postgraduate level. Master’s degrees can be studied on a part or full-time basis over one or two years. To be eligible for the MSc course, you must have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject.

It’s also possible to study water management as a doctoral degree. The length of your PhD will depend on your research project, but most last between four and six years.

Much of your time will be spent studying independently, collecting data, and conducting original research. If you take a taught master’s program, you can expect to attend lectures, seminars, workshops, and tutorials too.

Here are some of the core topics you’ll likely learn about:

  • Freshwater ecosystems
  • Sustainable resource management
  • Water pollution
  • Environmental law and impact assessment
  • River and estuary restoration
  • Flood risk management
  • Groundwater resources and protection
  • Lake ecology
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Water Management study abroad programs

What are the top water management undergraduate programs abroad?

  • Olds College of Agriculture and TechnologyLand & Water Resources - Dip

    • 2 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Sep
    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Subject area
    Water Management
    Olds, Canada
    Next start date
    September 2025
    Annual tuition fee

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Future water management careers

Your management, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills will be valued by a whole host of employers.

You could apply your expertise to roles in the water industry, energy sector, government departments, and more. Here are some of the most common graduate destinations:

  • Water resources planner
  • Water treatment engineer
  • Hydrologist
  • Environmental impact assessment consultant
  • Flood risk manager
  • Sustainable waste management consultant
  • Pollution control technician
  • Water quality scientist

If you’re still figuring out what career you’d like to pursue, or don’t know how to land your dream job, it’s worth arranging an appointment at your university’s employability office. Their tailored and professional advice will set you on the right path.

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