Water is at the heart of many of the most pressing challenges of our time. It is a valuable resource not only for domestic use, food, energy and industrial production, but also for delivering well-being and cultural services. Reliable access to clean water contributes to alleviating poverty, poor health and inequality. However, what was once an abundant natural resource now requires careful and wholistic management to ensure its availability and quality for future generations and the environment.

This series of online short courses covers today’s major water issues and provides the skills and expertise relevant to deliver innovative water management solutions which increase water supply resilience and environmental quality from a variety of backgrounds and career perspectives.

All courses are comprised of four weekly 3-hour live online sessions throughout the month of May (specific dates in the table below), which facilitate their integration with work commitments. The sessions combine lectures with a range of individual and participative activities. The courses are delivered by Cranfield academics who are world-leading experts in diverse fields related to water management.

 2025 Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
  6 May 7 May 8 May
  13 May 14 May 15 May
  20 May 21 May 22 May
  27 May 28 May 29 May
9am - 12pm Surface and
Groundwater Hydrology
Water Quality 
- Standards and Regulation
Aquatic Ecology
and Management
1pm - 4pm Introduction to
Hydrological Modelling
Drought and Water Scarcity Integrated Water Management
- Challenges and Solutions



You can book a single course, or any combination of them in the same year and benefit from discounts.

  • One course: £500
  • Two courses: £450 per course
  • Three+ courses: £350 per course


Accredited for CPD by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management.