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Water Resources Engineering and Management

Programmes Objective

The programme aims at producing water engineers and managers with expertise in the field of Water Resources, Hydrology, Hydraulics and Environmental Management. Participants will have a clear understanding of Integrated Water Resources Management to play essential roles in Government institutions and in the private sector in the integrated management of water resources. The participants after completion will be equipped to plan, design, operate and manage water resources projects.


Target Groups and Employment Opportunities

The course targets young and mid-career professionals in the water sector. It is expected to benefit individuals working and seeking to work with organizations dealing with

  1. Hydrological and meteorological data;
  2. Design and operation of water resources projects, e.g., irrigation, hydropower, water resources development, etc;
  3. Management of water resources systems;
  4. Planning and implementation of water policies and dealing with transboundary issues;
  5. Research institutes, tertiary institutions, and NGOs.

 Programme Modules


Module Name

Course  Name



Introduction to Water Resources


Integrated Water Resources Management

Water and Sanitation Infrastructure Planning

Applied Hydraulics in soil and water systems

Urban Hydrology and Urban Drainage



Mathematics and Research Methods


Applied Statistics, Operations  Research & Systems Analysis

Data management, GIS and Spatial Planning

Research Methods &  Scientific  communication





Advanced Hydrology and Modeling

Applied Hydrology


Water Systems Modeling


Environmental Quality


Environmental Impact and Risks Assessment

Water Quality Management and Public Health



Water Resources Engineering

Reservoir Development & Operation  

Small Hydraulic Structures

Irrigation Engineering

Water Resources Planning



Water Resources Management

Water and Environmental Law

River Basin Management

Hydro-Power Development


Management and Institutions


Community Participation and Institutional Development

Project Management

Engineering Economy and Financial Management



Project Design


Group Project

One month internship


MSc Thesis

Individual Research Thesis