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Graduate School H2O'Lyon University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (UCBL1) Master in Integrated Watershed Sciences (IWS)
Graduate School H2O'Lyon University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (UCBL1)

Master in Integrated Watershed Sciences (IWS)

Lyon, France

1 Years


Full time

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Sep 2024

EUR 335 / per year



Freshwater has become a highly limited, critical resource, and increasing anthropogenic demands (e.g., drinking water, sanitation, hydropower, irrigation, transportation) often create conflicts with water quality- and availability requirements of natural hydro systems. Addressing the complexities of freshwater challenges and developing innovative, integrated approaches across disciplines is central to develop sustainable solutions.

This specialization track is ideal for students with a broad interest in water sciences who want to integrate social, environmental, and engineering dimensions. Students will not only expand their knowledge within their own discipline but also acquire a trans-disciplinary perspective of watershed sciences. This will enable students to fully understand the threats to both natural and anthropogenic hydro systems and develop their skills to create and implement innovative, holistic solutions.

The teaching is developed and conducted by expert researchers of the H2O’Lyon research units and our national and international partners. The Master thesis will be carried out in collaboration with external academic organizations and water stakeholders and managers.

To foster cross-disciplinary thinking, two or three students from different disciplines (hydrology, freshwater ecology, economics, social science, microbiology, and risk analysis) will be selected that will form an interdisciplinary IWS cohort.

Foreign students justifying a 1st-year MSc level (M1) or a master's degree or equivalent can apply for the second year of this specialization track which is completely in English.

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