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Certificate of Sustainable Water Technology

VHL University of Applied Sciences
1 hour
Full time
Diploma / Certificate
Scholarships available
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Program description

Study Sustainable Water Technology

Healthy water is vital to people, animals and plants. In our Certificate of Sustainable Water Technology, you will look at the miracle called water from an environmental, social and technical point of view. You will learn how to produce clean healthy drinking water and how to purify wastewater. You will also explore the social aspects of water technology: you will learn about water policy, different water demands in different countries and how to deal with these technologically.

And of course you will learn to deal with water treatment from an economic point of view: you will learn how to calculate technology cost and investments. This is called the Triple P-approach: looking at solutions from a social (people), environmental (planet) and an economic (prosperity) point of view and finding the most favourable combination, and to communicate this effectively.

Main topics and projects:

  • Energy and waste
  • Research Management
  • Water treatment and soil remediation
  • Balancing People-Planet-Profit
  • Plant and process design
  • Sanitation
  • Energy from water
  • Nutrient recovery
  • Water reuse
  • Sludge management

Our modules consist of theory and practical work. We engage water technology companies like Wetsus and Vitens for guest lectures. If you have finished your Certificate programme in Sustainable Water Technology but would still like to learn more about the field, you can enrol in our Bachelor of Environment for a year and earn a Bachelor’s degree!

Admission requirements

To qualify for enrolment, you should successfully have completed two years of Bachelor-level study programme in a relevant field. Applicants with a different background may also be eligible for enrolment. Several years of relevant working experience may compensate for a lack of formal qualifications. Moreover, you must have a sufficient knowledge of the English language (e.g. TOEFL exam with a score of 550, IELTS 6.0) and basic computer skills. Some programmes may have additional entry requirements. Applicants with a different background may also be eligible for enrolment. Please visit our website for these extra entry requirements. All qualifications will be assessed and approved for admission by the VHL admissions board.

Tuition fees

Certificate EEA                   € 8.650 / per year*
Certificate non-EEA            € 8.650 / per year*

* established by the Dutch Government; subject to change


You will receive a Certificate of Sustainable Water Technology.


Van Hall Larenstein, that has locations in both Leeuwarden and Velp, has been rated the most sustainable University of Applied Sciences! Our University is the only institution in the Netherlands that has received three AISHE stars for all of its bachelor programmes (for all thirteen programmes). AISHE (Auditing Instrument for Sustainability in Higher Education) is an assessment tool for sustainable developments in higher education. A positive assessment leads to a qualification for Sustainable Higher Education. Van Hall Larenstein's CSR-audit was rated at 'Approved' level. CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) is a special qualification standard regarding sustainability for Higher Education, based on ISO26000 - the international guideline for social awareness of organizations. Van Hall Larenstein is the first University of Applied Sciences to receive this qualification.

About school

VHL University of Applied Sciences

The most sustainable University of Applied Sciences in Holland!

Van Hall Larenstein is a university of applied sciences. We train high-quality, ambitious and innovative professionals who contribute to a more sustainable world. Our curricula focus on the domains Delta Areas and Resources & Food and Dairy. Alongside Bachelor programmes, we...

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VHL University of Applied Sciences

Larensteinselaan 26a
The Netherlands

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