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The Wastewater and Storm Water Management programme has been accredited by the “Conférence des Grandes Ecoles” since 2012.

Two schools are co-accredited for this master's degree: the “Ecole des Ingénieurs de la Ville de Paris” (EIVP) and the “Ecole Nationale du Génie de l'Eau et de l'Environnement de Strasbourg” (ENGEES).

This association of the two schools highlights the pedagogical alliance of two areas of expertise: hydraulics and water project management for ENGEES; project management and operation for EIVP.

The entire course takes place at EIVP (Paris).







The advantages

For young learners, the specialized master's degree programme is designed to refine an initial generalist education (MA or generalist engineering degrees). It is an excellent complement to training in terms of adapting to the requirements of employers in the field. It gives you a better understanding of the job, provides you with numerous contacts with professionals in the sector, and enables you to identify and be identified by companies.

For professionals, it offers the opportunity either to progress to a position of responsibility, or to retrain in a technical field other than the one in which they were initially trained. As such, it allows you to optimise your skills by effectively complementing them.

For foreign students, it is one of the best ways of gaining rapid training in the cutting-edge techniques and methods used in liquid waste management in France.



The aim of this programme is to train experts at both national and international levels to respond to the growing complexity of techniques. The treatment of rainwater and wastewater is becoming increasingly sophisticated and requires real expertise in the associated professions.

The responsibilities of network managers require increased skills to ensure environmental protection and quality management for the users of these services. Wastewater and storm water management is an important component of the global water cycle, which is one of the foundations of sustainable urban development. Changes in the approach to storm water management fit perfectly with this vision of sustainability that is necessary for the city.

Innovative training:

The aim of this master's degree is to give students the autonomy of knowledge and know-how they need to lead teams of specialists in wastewater and storm water management. They will follow a complete training programme covering the phases of collection, storage, transport, treatment and reintegration into the natural environment.

The graduates will not be experts in each stage, but managers of the departments concerned.

These approaches will focus on the rules and standards in force in France, but will also offer an insight into the methodologies applied in the rest of the world.

They will have to take into account multiple challenges:

  • Preserving the biodiversity of aquatic environments (the importance of the quality of wastewater collection and treatment in protecting biodiversity)
  • Reinjecting energy into the city (as major energy consumers, wastewater systems can also be sources of energy)
  • Mitigating the risk of water shortages (the reuse of wastewater is a technological solution for resolving certain local tensions over water resources)
  • Renewing pipes and structures, integrating worksites into the city (need for urban engineering skills: sewage plants located within city limits require more elaborate architecture, implementation of odour control technologies, etc.).

Teaching team

Under the pedagogical coordination of Ms Pascale Peignen, the course is run largely by professionals in the fields concerned and teachers from the teaching teams at each school.

In particular, you will have:

  • Teacher-researchers from the ENGEES GESTE research unit
  • Teacher-researchers from the EIVP's water and waste cluster
  • Professionals from: SIAAP, SAFEGE, SEVESC, DEGREMONT....

Practical information

Course timetable: 

Admission from March

Course starts in October

Start of internship in March

Professional thesis oral exam in November

Tuition fees for 2023/2024: the amount is decided each year by EIVP, which is responsible for virtually the entire organisation of the course.

Location: the entire course takes place at EIVP (80 rue Rébeval, Paris 19e). 

Other costs:

Other costs during the course, in addition to tuition fees, can be estimated at a minimum of around 800 euros per month, from October to March, for accommodation, meals, etc...

During the internship, the host company must pay you a salary. Read the law.



Specialised master's degrees

Valérie FAUX

Head of specialised master's degrees courses

Phone: 03 88 24 82 62


Julien WEISS

Short vocational training officer

Phone: 03 88 24 82 34

If you would like to be put in touch with one of the alumni of the course, whose profile, origin, etc. would be similar to yours, please specify your wish in the letter attached to your application form.