Pokhara University
Nepal Engineering College
M.Sc. (Interdisciplinary Water Resources Management)

(iWRM)

Water related issues continue to remain in the center of development debate around the world. Water issues are intricately linked to livelihood and well being of peoples, and have even much broader and often far reaching social, political and economic implications. The governments, planning and development agencies, researchers and academicians are now adequately convinced that solution of water related issues in development, and its use and management require multifaceted approach. In this context Nepal is no exception since water issues are even more complex due to ecological, social, technical and economic diversities and the evolving development policy at the national, regional and local levels. The supportive policy environment in the nation, National Water Resources Strategy 2002 and National Water Plan 2005 and established demand for human resources in water sector encouraged nec to start a postgraduate course in water resources management. This course is initiated in addressing issues in water resources management through education, research and knowledge dissemination through interdisciplinary approach since 2007.

M.Sc. Interdisciplinary Water Resources Management program aims at producing professionals with interdisciplinary knowledge and skills and capacity to respond to emerging challenges in water resources management. The course is intended to produce the graduates with theoretical and analytical skills, capable of undertaking wide ranging planning and management function relating to water.

Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

First (Basic Courses)

IWM 611.3

Hydrological Sciences

3

IWM 612.3

Water Flow and Hydraulics

3

IWM 613.3

Role of Water in Productive Activities

3

IWM 614.3

Society and Water: Public Health, Livelihood and Ecosystem

3

IWM 615.3

EIA and GIS application in Water Resources

3

IWM 616.2

Presentation, Writing and Reporting Skills

2

 

Total

17

Second (Integration Courses)

IWM 621.3

Economics of Water Resources Management

3

IWM 622.2

Gender, Water and Social Inclusion

2

IWM 623.3

Conflicts in Water Management

3

IWM 624.3

Legal and Policy Dimensions of Water Management

3

IWM 711.3

Water Induced Disasters and Risk Management

3

 

Total

14

Third (Application Courses)

IWM 712.3

Integrated Water Resources Management

3

IWM 713.3

Field Research Methodology

4

IWM 714.2

Power, Authority and History

2

IWM ….3

Elective

4

 

Total

13

Fourth

IWM 700

Thesis Writing

16

 

 

Total

16

 

 

Total Credit Hours

60

Electives (3 Credits)

Climate Change, Livelihood and Adaptation

Land Degradation and Management

Irrigation Infrastructure Development and Management

Groundwater Management

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