Goals

The international M.Sc. programme Transnational ecosystem-based Water Management (TWM)

Water is key to human well-being and the access to clean water and sanitation is a fundamental prerequisite for a healthy life. Yet, overuse and overexploitation of rivers, lakes and wetlands bears a serious threat to social life and people's safety, for instance, where countries are required to share the same water resources.

River regulation has dramatically increased the risk of major floods in many regions of the world, with serious implications for people, but also for the economy. Climate change is predicted to influence freshwater quality and quantity, in particular in mountainous and mediterranean regions. Facing these multifaceted threats, society is in need for new approaches to be able to address integrated water resources management.