Graduate Programs at University of Wisconsin - Madison

Water is fundamental to all life. Meeting the increasing human demand for water while ensuring its future availability and quality is a significant societal challenge. The Water Resources Management (WRM) program in the Nelson Instiute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin - Madison prepares students to face the complexities of managing this critical natural resource. The WRM curriculum integrates the biological and  physical sciences (which identify and measure problems) with engineering (which provides technological alternatives), law and the social sciences (which assess needs and potential for insititional response). Each WRM student gains breadth in relevant planning and management areas while developing depth in an area speciality. The program leads to master of science (M.S.) degree in water resources management. Graduates typically seek employment as professionals in government, business, industry, education and the nonprofit sector. WRM students do not conduct individual research projects. Instead, they participate in a summer group practicum, or workshop, with a water resources management focus.