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In view of their educational experience and their complementary research expertise, the interfaculty environmental centres of the University of Antwerp (Institute of Environment & Sustainable Development IMDO) and of Ghent University (Centre for Environmental Sanitation CMS) took the initiative, together with the Antwerp Maritime Academy (AMA), to organise a joint programme: the advanced master in Technology for Integrated Water Management.
Technology for Integrated Water Management is designed to equip the students with the competency to understand the state-of-the-art on water technology and integrated water management. The programme aims to improve the understanding of concepts and systems and enhances knowledge regarding tools and technologies. This will enable innovative planning and action from a new perspective and approach.
Technology for Integrated Water Management is tailored to professionals and university graduates and aims to develop their knowledge and skills in a broadening interdisciplinary perspective. The master in Technology for Integrated Water Management is open to students who have a master’s degree in Sciences, Applied Sciences, Applied Biological Sciences or Nautical Sciences.
The graduate has acquired advanced scientific understanding and technological knowledge in water technology and in integrated water management. The graduate gains an in-depth knowledge of new technologies for water use and reuse based on an integrated water resources management approach. Students will learn to select and apply relevant tools for collecting, interpreting and assessing (qualitative and quantitative) information from a variety of relevant sources on water technology and integrated water management. They will be able to assess the quality and relevance of studies performed by others, but will also improve the skills to take an active part in evaluation work him(her)self. The graduate is able to formulate integrated proposals as a contribution to the solution and prevention of water related problems and can critically analyse policy plans, management proposals and measures for implementation and contribute to their set up.
The advanced master's programme in Technology for Integrated Water Management provides training at a specialised level with a focus on specific academic knowledge and competences in the understanding of the water system and the application of technology to enhance integrated water management and policy. The mandatory courses of the programme tackle the current state of knowledge regarding global water problems, integrated water management and integrated risk assessment. The elective courses focus on technologies for industrial, nautical or ecological water usage. The objective of the master’s thesis is to develop the students’ ability to write, present and discuss a theoretically-informed proposal on a particular issue related to one of the course topics.
The master's programme Technology for Integrated Water Management is taught in an interactive, practical way. Students are expected to actively participate in class discussions, analyse cases, prepare presentations, report by means of group papers and engage in computer-assisted exercises. All courses will focus on the practical application of concepts in real life, the latest developments, from local problems to global solutions, and vice-versa. Theories are illustrated and case studies refer to real life.
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