Students will gain a transdisciplinary perspective on global water issues and will learn how to integrate ecosystem functioning (ecohydrology) with water engineering solutions and how to apply and manage selected solutions, in real social and economic contexts.

The partners associated with the programme include private companies and public institutions at each of consortium member countries. Students will be exposed to the reality of the world of work, by the close collaboration of private and institutional stakeholders. Students will gain global knowledge, and international experience from various case studies in cooperation with UNESCO Ecohydrology and Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) demonstration sites.

• Understand the complexity of global water problems and the need for holistic solutions;

• Experience internationally valued demonstration sites and case-studies from UNESCO-IHP and LTER (Long-term Ecological Research);

• Learn in depth knowledge, skills and competences to restore, engineer and manage aquatic ecosystems and their services to society;

• Innovate by putting ecohydrology principles central when exploring solutions for societal challenges such as water security and global change;

• Apply nature-based solutions to water problems (regarding both quality and quantity) that are adaptable to local situations in all geographic contexts;

• Develop transdisciplinary skills in water sciences and a global network by working together with international academic and professional experts;

• Contribute to a better future by managing water resources and ecosystem services in an integrated, transboundary and sustainable way.