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Water, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 10 days
University rank #197 (QS) Enschede, Netherlands
During the Water course offered by University of Twente (UT) we will look at the several aspects associated produced water, and we will discuss and compares technologies that provide potential solutions to the problems it poses.
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Access to clean water is evidently crucial. With growing population, climate change, and emerging new contaminants, water challenges are omnipresent. It is of prime importance to understand water systems and their management, innovate water treatments, and explore e.g. energy generation possibilities from water.

Produced water

Produced water is the major byproduct in the oil and gas industries. In oil and gas wells large quantities of naturally or injected water can be present. This water, which is trapped in the underground formations, is extracted to the surface during the production of the oil or gas. It contains hydrocarbons, salts, and various other components. Produced water is a growing source of concern due to environmental reasons.

Small water

Small water deals with the phenomena and properties of water when encountered on a small length scale. The presence of interfaces and surfaces become dominant for the characteristics of aqueous systems, with often surprising consequences. Here, we will focus on interface related aspects such as wetting and water repellency.

Building with nature

Building with Nature (BwN) is an infrastructure development philosophy that makes use of natural processes both to improve ecosystems and at the same time realize their socio-economic potential. It emphasizes interactions between biotics and a-biotics in ecosystems and realizes the potential of the eco-system, while using the forces of nature. We will use multiple examples of wet infrastructure in coastal and inland systems. You will also have the opportunity to undertake your own BwN design session. Finally, we will suggest ways to promote Building with Nature in society.

Water management

How should we manage our precious and limited freshwater resources? Water managers, politicians, business(wo)men and scientists all over the world ponder about this difficult question. We will not bother you with theoretical monologues. Instead, you will get a chance to experience yourselves how hard it is to manage our water resources wisely, efficiently, effectively and fairly – from the perspective of the end user! How we are going to achieve this? We will play…. the River Basin Game.

After attending the Water course offered by University of Twente (UT) a student:

  • is aware of the ecological and economical aspects associated with produced water
  • is aware of the major techniques that are available to treat produced water
  • has identified the major stakeholders and can reflect on their strategies w.r.t. produced water

Detailed Programme Facts

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    Please make sure to register as soon as possible because our seats and housing options are filling up quickly!

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 10 days
  • Credits
    2 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Rivers & Seas
  • Wet Infrastructure through Building with Nature
  • Water treatment with membranes
  • Earth observation of water cycle
  • Excursion to Wetsus
  • Produced water
  • Small Water

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

The summer school is focused on Bachelor’s students in their second to last or last year, and entry level Master’s students, but is also open for anyone with broad interests and an inquisitive mind.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 10 days.
  • EU/EEA

    750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 10 days.
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  • € 675 - Early bird, tent included until 10th March.
  • € 875 - After 10th June until 9th August, tent included.

Living costs for Enschede

  • 650 - 920 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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