Water Resources Engineering

What is Water Resources Engineering?

Water Resources Engineering is a branch of Engineering which is concerned with development and creation of water supply systems for residents of cities and villages, as well as water diversion systems. Water Resources Engineering is a mixture of Environmental Engineering (since one of the main aims of Water Resources Engineering is providing citizens with clean water and preserving this clean water in environment) and Civil Engineering (since it is closely related to city planning). Water Resources Engineers investigate data on the purity of water in water supply systems in certain areas and update obsolete facilities or create new ones. After the restoration, engineers monitor the state of the water supply system and keep it running. Water Resources Engineers can also develop water treatment facilities not only for people, but also for agriculture.

Study programs in Water Resources Engineering

Usually Water Resources Engineering is taught as a Master degree. Several study programs in Water Resources Engineering (sometimes joined with such disciplines as Hydrology or Environmental Engineering) can be found on our website, for example, MA Water Resources and Environmental Engineering in University of Hannover, Germany, MA Water Resources Engineering in Lund University, Sweden, or BA Water Resources Engineering in University of Guelph, Canada. You can find more study programs in Water Resources Engineering by using the Search button.

Students can also complete a degree in a field of Environmental Engineering or Civil Engineering with specialization in Water Resources Engineering (or Management). These study programs are more common.

Bachelor degree is usually enough to start a career of Water Resource Engineer.