Master of Land and Water Systems

Empowering environmental professionals to inspire global citizens.


Master of Land and Water Systems is a 12-month professional program that provides graduates with science-based skills, training and knowledge in natural resources and environmental sciences and effective communication alternatives. The program addresses the emerging environmental issues of food security, maintenance of ecological services, restoration of degraded lands, climate change adaptation and resource conservation. Students assess the intersection of resource activities, which includes Urbanization, Mining, Agriculture and Forestry through a land and water lens on a local and global scale.


Program Overview

Featured Video

Skylar Kylstra, Master of Land and Water Systems ’20 student and UBC Global Resource Systems alumna, has been featured on UBC’s Our Potential site to discuss her expertise on food security. Read more about what Skylar has to say concerning food security here.  

Class of 2020

A watershed is… “…that area of land, a bounded hydrologic system, within which all living things are inextricably linked by their common water course and where, as humans settled, simple logic demanded that they become part of a community.”

– John Wesley Powell