Cert. of Prof. Achv. On Campus

Sustainable Water Management

12 months
2428 USD/credit 29136 USD/year
2428 USD/credit 29136 USD/year
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The certification focuses on the science, policy, and economics of sustainable water management. Students who complete the Sustainable Water Management certification at Columbia University will be able to develop and manage reliable water supplies given diverse sources and variability in climate and water quality.


This certification equips professionals with the skills to conduct integrated water management and water systems analysis. These professionals – ranging from urban planners for local governments to operations managers for large supply chains, to NGO staff focused on issues of health in developing communities – need new skills to create effective solutions to the world’s water problems.

Key Features 

  • The Sustainable Water Management Certification at Columbia University is designed for a broad range of professionals whose careers involve water-related issues. 
  • The certification is applicable to a variety of fields and industries, including financial services, government, international development, manufacturing, risk management, supply chain management and utilities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Integrative Courses in Sustainability Management
  • Economics and Quantitative Analysis
  • The Physical Dimensions of Sustainability
  • The Public Policy Environment of Sustainability Management
  • General and Financial Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


12 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application form
  • Transcripts 
  • Statement of academic purpose (500 to 750 words)
  • Résumé
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Demonstration of English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2428 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    29136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2428 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

2638 - 5751 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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