Opening of a Master (M.Sc.) in Engineering Sciences for Sustainable Aquatic Ecosystem Management (ESSAEM)

Opening of a Master (M.Sc.) in Engineering Sciences for Sustainable Aquatic Ecosystem Management (ESSAEM) Applications open – CLOSING DEADLINE for applications: 27 AUGUST 2013

The University of Tours, France, will open in January 2014 a 6-month international training programme to be taught in English. It is mainly intended for staff members of public administrations (national and local), consultancy firms, training institutions, NGOs, who need to know principles and tools for the restoration of waterbodies in urban and rural settings, including the sanitation and health dimensions. In many countries professionals need to complement their training in the priority areas, which are covered by the ESSAEM programme.

ESSAEM is part of the newly established UNESCO Chair ‘River Culture’ (Prof Dr. Karl M.Wantzen).

The IMACOF Department (Department of Engineering of Aquatic Environments and River Corridors) of the University of Tours is responsible for the implementation of this programme. It is well known since it has trained many professionals in the area of waterbodies restoration over the past 20 years, who work all over France and abroad. 

Most IMACOF training staff members (regular and guest professors) are involved in projects funded by international/bi-lateral development institutions (European Commission, World Bank…) or in international training/research programmes in a number of countries in and outside Europe (in Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and in Latin America including Brazil). 

The tuiton for ESSAEM in 2014 is € 4,000. Living expenses are about € 800 per month. A limited number of fellowships are available on request.

All information and programme's documents can be found at:

In particular, you can download the flyer presenting the ESSAEM Programme at: 

The detailed programme syllabus is downloadable from: 

The application form is available in PDF at: 
(if you wish to have it in DOC, go to the programme's main page - and click the relevant link at the bottom of the page)

Should you need any additional information, please contact the following people in mentioning ‘Inquiry concerning ESSAEM’ in the title of your message:

administration: Fanny Touzé
academic matters: Matthias Wantzen ( and Vincent Rotgé (, the academic staff co-responsible for the Programme.