The Department of Water Resources Management (MSP) was established after integration between the Division of Biological Fisheries and the Department of Hydrobiology in 1981. The two previous sections were created at the same time as the FFMS in 1963. Administratively, the MSP is strengthened by Decree of the Minister of National Education No. 0546/1983 and restored through Decree of the Minister of Education and Culture No. 0110/0/1985.

Undergraduate Program MSP has been awarded “A” accreditation from BAN-PT Dikti, Ministry of Education and Culture which is valid until 2018; also received ISO 9001: 2008 accreditation certificate from Sucofindo Certification Institute; and is preparing to obtain an international accreditation certificate from AUN QA which is a mandate from IPB that has a vision as an international and leading university in agriculture, fisheries and marine science, and tropical bioscience.