Improving water management through spatial information on water resources
Security and sustainable development of our water resources is on the key problems of the 21st century. Floods, droughts, water quality, water-ecosystem and soil-water-climate interactions, and the sustainability of water resources are important issues in water resources management and hydrology.
Courses in the water resources domain acquaints participants with the most recent knowledge on the use of earth observation and geo-information techniques for quantifying components of the water cycle. This information can then be used in water resources assessment and management.
Different courses focus on different aspects of water resources and the environment. The concepts related to the acquisition of hydrological data from satellite images are explored. The applications of earth observation in flood prediction, groundwater recharge, drought monitoring and prediction, water quality monitoring, and climate studies are demonstrated.
Our courses in water resources
Our courses in the water resources domain facilitate a multi-disciplinary approach to problem solving for development purposes. Considerable emphasis is placed on remote sensing and GIS.View all courses
MSc degree in water resources
The 18-month MSc degree course in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation for Water Resources and Environmental Management (118 ECTS) integrates knowledge of, and skills in, geo-information technology with current themes in the field of water resources and environmental management. The course introduces participants to the use of earth observation and geo-information for quantifying components of the water cycle.Find an MSc course
Postgraduate diploma in water resources
The 9-month Postgraduate diploma course in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation for Water Resources and Environmental Management (62 ECTS) is relevant for young and mid-career professionals who are interested in the content matter of geoinformatics technology but have no urgent need to develop research skills.Find a PG course
Short certificate courses in water resources
Do you have a specific requirement for up-to-date education in (applications of) geo-information science and earth observation for water resources and environmental management? ITC offers a number of short (distance) courses leading to a certificate. They vary in duration from three weeks to three months.Find a short course
ITC is the faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation at the University of Twente. We are located in Enschede, a modern and lively town located at the eastern border of the Netherlands. Its excellent connection to Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Paris and London make Enschede a good place to study for international students.
Why study at ITC?
ITC is recognized worldwide for achievements in teaching in the field of geo-information science and earth observation. The combination of geo-information science and remote sensing in seven domains is unique in the world. Furthermore, at ITC you will:
- Gain valuable international experience
- Study in the cultural heartlands of Europe
- Leave with a thriving network of international contacts