CATCHMENT MANAGEMENT

PLA5CM

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject the central concern is natural resource management and landuse management within the framework of catchment management theory and practice. Using case studies and field work undertaken via intensive workshops we aim to develop knowledge and skills in the management of landuse and development so that: areas suitable for accommodating development are identified and inappropriate development is prevented; salinity is reduced; sustainable landuse is encouraged; pest plants and animals are controlled; and drainage and stormwater run-off are controlled.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKatharine McKinnon

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEcology of fresh waters: man and medium, past to futurePrescribedMoss, B.3RD EDN, BLACKWELL 1998
ReadingsRiver management: the Australian experience,PrescribedBrizga, J. & Findlayson, B. (eds)JOHN WILEY & SONS 1999

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Construct and develop a catchment management physical anaylsis through obervation and measurement to determine the role of relevant factors

Activities:
Lectures, Workshop Discussion, Fieldwork, observation, measurement and evaluation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Creative Problem-solving

02. Evaluate the relative performance of competing models of catchment management and produce a policy and planned approach to demonstrate an effective operating system

Activities:
lectures, workshop, practical exercise
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research

03. appraise the relationship between catchment management and land use planning

Activities:
Lectures, Workshop Discussion, Fieldwork, observation, measurement and evaluation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking
Inquiry/ Research
Writing
Critical Thinking

04. assess the impacts of competing factors and rank and select critical elements of water and land management

Activities:
Lectures, Workshop Discussion, Fieldwork, observation, measurement and evaluation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Speaking
Creative Problem-solving
Writing

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