UNESCO-IHE and AIT: Urban Water Engineering and Management

Joint Double Degree programme: You will earn to deliver both water and wastewater services within the context of the urban water cycle, covering both technical and management aspects.

Starts: Annually in August
Duration: 20 months
Locations: AIT, Bangkok, Thailand and UNESCO-IHE, Delft, the Netherlands

The world is increasingly urbanised with 50% of the world’s population living in urban areas. By 2030 in Asia 54% will live in cities compared to 39% in 2005. This enormous growth of urban areas poses several challenges, such as delivery of essential water and sanitation services and the management of the urban water cycle. This is also recognised by the Millennium Development Goals and Targets established at the UN Millennium Summit in 2000. These challenges are further complicated due to climate change, and it is foreseen that coping with them requires a substantial increase of highly trained and qualified human resources.
Prospective Students

The target group for the Urban Water Engineering and Management programme (UWEM) are professionals from urban water and wastewater authorities, urban development ministries/ authorities, water and environment ministries, private companies, academia, NGOs and city and municipal authorities dealing with or interested in water and sanitation services and managing the urban water cycle.

Candidates with a bachelor’s degree preferably in Civil, Environmental or Water Resources Engineering or related fields are eligible to apply. In principle, candidates should have a minimum of three years of practical or research experience since graduation. All applications are, however, considered on their individual merits. Since instruction and examinations are given in English, it is essential that participants have a good working knowledge of the English language. If there is any doubt about a candidate’s proficiency in English, he or she will be required to take one of the internationally recognised language tests before confirmation of admittance.
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