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Capacity building

Courses in hydrological modelling for the public sector and the consultancy sector, as well as international capacity building within research and water resources management.

There are many global water challenges, including pressure on freshwater resources, poor water quality, and undesired effects of climate change and human activity. It is therefore especially important to build water expertise, through training and education.

GEUS’ activities in brief

As a natural part of its activities, GEUS trains international PhD students, offers international master's programmes in water resources management, hosts training activities and workshops abroad, and organises courses in Denmark.


Master's in water resources management

GEUS offers an international master's programme in water resources management together with its partner in Geocenter Denmark; the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management at the University of Copenhagen, and with approved technological service provider; DHI. This programme comprises courses in e.g. hydrology, hydrogeology, geophysical measuring methods, groundwater chemistry, integrated hydrological modelling, and water resources management.


Training of PhD students and master's students in Denmark

GEUS collaborates with all universities in Denmark to train master's and PhD students. As a partner in Geocenter Denmark, together with the University of Copenhagen and Aarhus University, GEUS helps train a large number of master's and PhD students in water resources.

International capacity building within water resources management

GEUS conducts training programmes on geological interpretation of near-surface geophysics for international collaboration partners e.g. in Thailand. Furthermore, GEUS is working to build capacity internationally in the field of "natural hazards and societal resilience", with focus on flooding and draughts. Workshops on best practice in the field have been held in south-east Asia, Italy and Mexico. GEUS also has e-learning activities in the field for international students. In the area of international research-based capacity building, GEUS is responsible for training PhD students in the fields of occurrence and formation of saline groundwater in the Western Province in Zambia, climate change adaptation within water resources and agriculture in Tanzania, and water quality issues due to arsenic and saline groundwater in aquifers near the Red River" in Vietnam.


Courses in Denmark within water resources management

GEUS frequently offers courses to municipalities and consultants in Denmark, e.g. in hydrological modelling.
Capacity building