RIWE RIWE Regional Institute of Water Education

M.Sc. in Water Resources Engineering and Management - Sep. 2018, Tehran, Iran

Key Facts:

  • Organizer: Regional Institute for Water Education for West and Central Asia” (RIWEin collaboration with:
  • School of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran
  • UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office, Tehran, Iran,
  • Ministry of Energy, Islamic Republic of Iran
  • IHE-Delft University (formerly known as UNESCO-IHE), the Netherlands
  • Program intensity: Full-time (2 to 3 years)
  • Start date: September 22, 2018
  • Credits: 32 credits
  • Languages: English
  • Delivery mode: On Campus
  • Application deadline: August 22, 2018
  • Campus location: Tehran, IRAN

About the program and University of Tehran

The program is designed to improve the skills of engineers to develop, implement and critically evaluate water management policies and strategies in order to foster inclusive and sustainable use of water and achieve effective governance of water systems. Students learn to take into account variations in social and environmental constraints and resources in formulating water resources management strategies. The program benefits from integrated and holistic theoretical framework enhanced by several experience-based and case-based instructional methods such as games, which bring together real-life situations and game conditions (players, rules, competition, conflict, etc.) and activates students in the learning process. Students of these programs enjoy interacting with lecturers having various educational backgrounds in the fields of civil engineering, environmental engineering, irrigation engineering, chemical engineering, economics, and social sciences. 

University of Tehran, which hosts RIWE has been ranked 15th in the “Water Resources” subject in the 2017 Shanghi Raking of Academic Subjects. University of Tehran, therefore, as the only university in the Middle East region with such a high raking in “water resources” and as the biggest and oldest university in Iran is the best possible host for RIWE in the region.  Further information about RIWE can be found in riwe.ut.ac.ir

They will also learn some of the required skills for a water resources engineer/manager including: 

  • Good team-work skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • IT skills
  • GIS and remote sensing skills
  • Communication skills


A limited number of partial and full scholarships are available for applicants with excellent academic records. Selection process will be carried out by representatives of the University of Tehran and UNESCO Cluster Office in Tehran.

For more information please contact, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.