Objectives and competences

Some of the specific tasks that graduates will be trained to perform include:

  • Risk analysis in hydrology.

  • Evaluation of organic waste for agricultural use.

  • Soil restoration on land affected by mining or civil works.

  • Inventories of natural resources in the frame of global change.

  • Management of natural parks and protected natural sites.

  • Assessment of water resources in catchments for irrigation, power stations, human use, etc.

  • Land evaluation for food production and irrigation.

  • Diagnosis and treatment of polluted soils.

  • Soil and water conservation projects from field to catchment scale.

  • Analysis and diagnosis of soil fertility.

  • Landscape planning.

  • Water quality monitoring.

  • Environmental education.

  • Design and cost-benefit analysis of fluvial restoration projects .

  • Assessment and recovery of alternative sediment sources.

  • Sediment management in regulated rivers.

  • Conflict resolution in the use of surface waters.