Question: Hello! Can you please assist me in finding universities or colleges that offer MSC or Certification exams in water and wastewater treatment, management and technologies?
I have been searching for schools that offer degree courses in these areas, but found only Cranfield University in the United Kingdom. Are there other schools in the U.K. and the U.S. that offer programs in these areas?
With sincere appreciation and thanks for whatever assistance you can render in this matter.

Olumfemi Opatunji
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Answer: Happy to help. The water industry is growing by leaps and bounds and trained professionals are in demand across the U.S. and around the world. Glad you’re interested in learning more!

If you do a search on the Internet (try or for “College degree wastewater treatment” you’ll get listings of over 50 schools that offer such programs; vary your search by looking for degrees in water treatment, hydrology or environmental studies and you’ll get hundreds of responses.

We can tell you firsthand about such courses right here in Tucson, Ariz. The University of Arizona offers a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources (B.S.E.Hy) and several associated graduate degrees (Master of Science, for example). At this school, the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources is in the College of Engineering.

Quoting directly from the course guide available on the internet (

The department offers the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources (B.S.E.Hy.) and the Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees with a major in Hydrology. The department also participates in the College of Engineering Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) program.

Hydrology and water resources include the origin, distribution, and properties of the waters of the Earth, as well as the development and management of water resource systems for multiple purposes. The faculty offers competence in hydrogeology, hydrogeochemistry, environmental hydrology, ground-water and surface-water hydrology, hydrometeorology, hydroclimatology, water quality, mathematical and statistical methods in hydrology (including numerical modeling), and water resources engineering, planning, management and administration. The undergraduate major assumes substantial knowledge of mathematics.

The department participates in the honors program. Honors students complete an approved senior honors thesis in lieu of the senior capstone course.

For more information contact the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources at The University of Arizona, Harshbarger Building, 122, P.O. Box 210011, Tucson, AZ 85721-0011; phone: (520) 621-3131; fax: (520) 621-1422; Email: [email protected]


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