Master's Degree in Hydrology and Water Resources

The program in hydrology and water resources deals with processes related to the movement of water above and below the surface. Surface water hydrology deals with surface water and streams in drainage basins, floods and their characteristics, and the development of computerized models linked to meteorological and geomorphological processes. The movement of solutes in the soil determines the availability of nutrients to plants, and thus irrigation and fertilization regimes can be determined, and the dangers of soil contamination and salinization can be assessed. Groundwater hydrology is concerned with defining the spatial structure of the rock layers in which water flows, defining the hydraulic properties of rocks, understanding the nature of flow in karstic tunnels, analyzing the behavior of springs, and developing computerized models for water flow and solute transport. In the program, students will learn theoretical and practical aspects of hydrology and water resources and will become familiar with the use of field methods, models, and numerical methods. The program is inter-faculty (Natural Sciences, Agriculture, and Social Sciences) and includes tracks for research graduate, non-research graduate, and doctoral studies.