Amsterdam Water Science

Amsterdam Water Science is a new water research collaboration between VU Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam. Amsterdam Water Science is a unique program focusing on water sciences in the Netherlands. It is also an interdisciplinary program on the biological, chemical and physical processes in water systems and societal aspects of water management. The program combines natural sciences such as aquatic ecology, ecohydrology and meteorology, with social sciences such as water economics and water governance. Research currently takes place across a wide range of international research projects in collaboration with leading universities in Europe, USA, Asia and Australia, and is funded through 14 major research grants (ERC and NWO Vici, Vidi & Veni).

One of the topics of interest in this research program is how extremes influence society and what measures government and the private sector can take in order to manage the quality of water, flood risks and water shortages.

MSc program: Hydrology

Contact information: Eline van Haastrecht

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