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Faculty of Engineering

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

“Water Study with a Hydrology and an Ecohydrology Approach”

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In the field of engineering, traditionally, Civil Engineering has assumed the role of developing infrastructure in order to take advantage and manage water resources. Master of Science in Hydrosystems (Masters of Research) intends to increase the knowledge of Climate-soil-biota relationship in different Hydrosystems (similarly basins, rivers, lakes, estuary, aquifers, coasts, irrigation districts, reservoirs, treatment plants, sewers, among others) to contribute to the solution of water related problems in society: problems of quantity, quality, and availability. The program name is related to earth sciences, particularly with the study of Hydrology. Said problems are varied and similar to those related to hydraulics, for instance, locating water supplies for urban or rural centers, frequent flooding, soil erosion and the effects caused, prevention or pollution clean-up or locating safe places for the elimination of dangerous wastes, among others. (Marcano, 2009).

The Master of Science in Hydrosystems program relies on global water sustainability paradigms resembling Ecohydrology and Hydroinformatics, through the research group Science and Engineering of Water and Ancient Hydrosciences Atmosphere, which has been developing the line of research “sustainable development of water resources”, and has been applied to different fields among those are agriculture, livestock, silviculture, forest exploitation, extraction, treatment and distribution of water, urban clean-up, residual water and related activities, weather forecast and climate survey, among others.

The Masters of Science in Hydrosystems is inscribed within the area of science and technology number 25 (Earth and Space Sciences) and in particular 2508 (Hydrology) in accordance with the international nomenclature of UNESCO.

The program recognizes the need for in-depth research in certain components of the hydrological cycle, without losing the global concept and interdependency with other elements in ecosystems which allow these to be addressed from different professional and scientific perspectives (Basic Sciences, Engineering, and Geoscience), themes of use, intelligent use, managing, and control of water resources.

The Masters of Science in Hydrosystems program, in addition to having an innovative name and offering a different alternative for the study of water resources, implies the formation of human resources with tools not only scientific and technological but also with philosophical, social, and professional development tools.