Land and water are essential resources required to sustain the human goals of food security and maintenance of a healthy and productive environment, including all forms of useable energy. Managing land and water as an integrated system provides a framework to aid society to achieve the goals of human security.
The goal of the innovative Master of Land and Water Systems program is to offer a professional degree that will serve both practicing resource managers, and recent graduates from cognate undergraduate academic programs, the necessary credentials to address the emerging global concerns of land and water resources conservation and management.
Eligible students must hold a recognized baccalaureate degree in science, applied natural science (agriculture/forestry) or engineering. This is a 12-month Professional Master’s program. There is a 32 credit requirement for graduation, including a 6 credit Major Project (SOIL 548). The degree complements existing (provincial) professional accreditations such as Professional Agrologist, Professional Biologist, Registered Professional Forester and Professional Engineer and/or Geoscientist. The academic focus is on application of science to land and water systems, their characterization, management, conservation and restoration/reclamation.