REGIONAL CATCHMENT STUDIES: RESOURCES AND MANAGEMENT

OED2RCS

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject the water resources in Australia are examined at catchment scale and on a regional basis. The processes and properties of Australian surface water runoff, groundwater movement and water quality are examined, and the interrelationships between landform, land use and hydrology are explored. Particular emphasis is placed on properties of northern Victoria catchments. Specific topics to be examined include floodplain management, urban hydrology, river regulation, and interactions between shallow groundwater and surface land features. Principles of catchment management are introduced and several case studies of contrasting management strategies are detailed.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRuth Lawrence

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Knowledge acquired from 30 credit points of first year subjects in Geography, Environmental Sciences and/or Earth Sciences is assumed.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAustralia's water resources: from use to managementRecommendedPigram, J. J. 2006CSIRO PUBLISHING

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand (a) the natural hydrological processes operating within a catchment, including the role of anthropological factors in altering the properties of a catchment, (b) Australian ground-water properties, particularly in limestone areas, and (c) current strategies to effectively manage catchments;

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and field work

02. Measure and interpret the health and water quality properties of streams across Australia;

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and field work

03. Identify and interpret karst environments anywhere across the world;

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and field work

04. write reports based on observations and data collected on field trips complimented by material covered in lectures, tutorials and published literature

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and field work

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Lawrence

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
One 5.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Two 8.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 25.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2-hour examination (1500 word Equivalence)40 01, 02, 03
two 1,250 word field reports (2500 word equivalence)50 02, 03, 04
online quizzes (500 word equivalence)10 01

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Lawrence

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
One 5.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Two 8.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 25.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2-hour examination (1500 word Equivalence)40 01, 02, 03
two 1,250 word field reports (2500 word equivalence)50 02, 03, 04
online quizzes (500 word equivalence)10 01

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Lawrence

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
One 5.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Two 8.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 25.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2-hour examination (1500 word Equivalence)40 01, 02, 03
two 1,250 word field reports (2500 word equivalence)50 02, 03, 04
online quizzes (500 word equivalence)10 01

Mildura, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Lawrence

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
One 5.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Two 8.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 25.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2-hour examination (1500 word Equivalence)40 01, 02, 03
two 1,250 word field reports (2500 word equivalence)50 02, 03, 04
online quizzes (500 word equivalence)10 01

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Lawrence

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
One 5.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Two 8.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 25.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2-hour examination (1500 word Equivalence)40 01, 02, 03
two 1,250 word field reports (2500 word equivalence)50 02, 03, 04
online quizzes (500 word equivalence)10 01