Master of Land and Water Systems

Make a difference as an environmental professional in just 1 year!

The 12-month, professional Master of Land and Water Systems program provides students an opportunity to obtain science-based skills, training and knowledge in the area of Land and Water Systems to address the emerging environmental issues of food security, maintenance of ecological services, restoration of degraded lands, climate change adaptation, and resource conservation.




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Meet Luc Anderson, a recent graduate of the MLWS program, who who undertook a Land Capability Assessment for the Cooks Ferry Indian Band (CFIB) located in Spences Bridge, BC, Canada. The goal of the project was to provide useful land use planning information to the band, in order to help them further realize the economic potential of the area, with sustainability as a priority.

Using GIS map sieving, Luc used biophysical data to assess and classify different areas for potential land uses such as agriculture, wildlife habitat, forestry and recreation.

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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