The Collaborative Water Program promotes the development of interdisciplinary perspectives on water. This unique program allows students to complete their specialist training in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED), while working with colleagues from a variety of other departments or schools in core interdisciplinary courses. As an interdisciplinary offering, the Collaborative Water Program is delivered jointly by 11 departments and schools from across all six University of Waterloo faculties. Co-ordinated and supported by the Water Institute, the Collaborative Water Program provides students with the opportunity to study complex water problems, learning how to work in interdisciplinary teams to better understand and address these water issues. Students graduate from the Collaborative Water Program as future water leaders, able to communicate across disciplines and within interdisciplinary teams in the water sector.

The Collaborative Water Program is available to Masters or Doctoral students in thesis or research-paper based programs, and whose program of study will have a substantial focus on water.

Collaborative Water Program degree available at SEED is Sustainability Management MES – Integrated Water Management.

Students should consult the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar for specific degree requirements in their program of study.

Students should consult the Collaborative Water Program website for additional information on the program.

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Claudette DeMaere


Graduate Program


519-888-4567 x38189

Location: EV3 4269