Why this course?

The FLOODRisk master offers a unique, multi-disciplinary course of studies equipping graduates to deal with the growing flood risks of the 21st century. Successful students graduate with MSc degrees from TU Dresden and IHE Delft.


FLOODING: A GLOBAL CHALLENGE

Integrated flood risk management aims to reduce the human and socio-economic losses caused by flooding while taking into account the social, economic and ecological benefits from floods and the use of flood plains or coastal zones. The need for the adoption of a holistic integrated approach to managing flood risks has been reflected in the Flood Directive of the European Parliament.

Flooding worldwide

24000000000

$ damage p.a. (2001-2011)

157000

killed (1995-2015)

2300000000

affected (1995-2015)

INTERDISCIPLINARY, INTERNATIONAL MASTER

Existing masters programmes on floods offered in the European Union cover many technical aspects but lack integration. This programme follows the holistic approach and is explicitly designed to cover a wide range of topics - from drivers and natural processes to models, decisions and socio-economic consequences and institutional environment and is therefore an important advance in water education for Europe.

Make a difference

Flooding is a problem worldwide, and the challenge will become even larger in the future. There is a lack of professionals with the interdisciplinary skillset needed to tackle the environmental, social and economic aspects of the problem.

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Integrated, multidisciplinary programme

Existing masters programmes on floods offered in the European Union cover many technical aspects but lack integration. This programme follows the holistic approach and is explicitly designed to cover a wide range of topics - from drivers and natural processes to models, decisions and socio-economic consequences and institutional environment and is therefore an important advance in water education for Europe.

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International experience

Learn from leading experts at four European universities:

  • IHE Delft Institute for Water Education (the Netherlands)
  • Technical University of Dresden (Germany)
  • Technical University of Catalonia (Spain)
  • University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
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