• Freshwater



Explore the lifecycle of freshwater ecosystems that make up only 3% of water on earth’s surface, and the trickle effect these have on the surrounding environment.

This major will prepare you with theoretical and applied skills in hydrological science and sustainable management, for areas such as water treatment, systems infrastructure engineering, marine life, and ethical and sustainable use of freshwater resources.

The programme also has a unique focus on the cultural philosophies and science of Ki Uta Ki Tai | From the Mountains to the Sea – the journey of water as it travels over the landscape to the ocean, and the effect it has on other ecological systems along the way.

Note: This new major is subject to Te Pōkai Tara | Universities New Zealand CUAP approval, due December 2020.

Contact us

Te Kura Aronukurangi | School of Earth and Environment

Phone +64 3 369 0655

Level 2, Beatrice Tinsley building – see campus maps

Postal address
Te Rāngai Pūtaiao | College of Science
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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