WATER MANAGEMENT

AGR3WMT

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Water Management explores the role of water inthe context of agribusiness decision-making. The subject will be delivered in blended form comprising both online modules and intensive, block-mode delivery at the Mildura Campus. It draws on environmental and agribusiness industry expertise to explore key concepts underpinning water management in Australia, including fundamental hydrological, environmental and economic factors impacting sustainable management of water resources; the historic alignment ofthe development water resources and regional prosperity; and the current institutional and operational frameworks that influence water management decisions.


SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNick Bond

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Preference is given to Bachelor of Business (Agribusiness) students, then others as approved by the Subject Coordinator.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students may be required to pay costs for the field trip, further details available from Instance Coordinator.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain and apply legal, cultural, biological and ethical considerations that constrain water use and protect water resources.

Activities:
Online learning activities, field trip activities and group discussions, Field work report

02. Effectively communicate scientific information in written and verbal formats to a variety of audiences.

Activities:
Field trip activities and group discussions, Field work report and oral presentation

03. Critically evaluate issues arising for agribusiness managers in a resource onstrained future using knowledge of water resource management in Australia.

Activities:
Online learning activities, field trip activities and group discussions, technical report, oral presentation

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Mildura, 2019, Week 35-47, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size41

Enrolment information Accommodation limitations Students selected from provisionally enrolled list, based on second year results

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicole Thurgate

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 39 - 40
One 4.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 39 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 39 - 40
One 4.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 39 to week 40 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Field work report (2,200-words)Hurdle Requirement: Students must achieve a minimum of 50% in order to pass the subject. Due four weeks after field trip45 01, 02, 03
Pre-field multiple choice quiz (1,000-words equivalent)Tests student understanding of three modules: (i) basic hydrology, (ii) water resource management, and (iii) water resource economics.35 01, 02, 03
Annotated bibliography (500-words)Each group is requested to review up to 10 journal articles (dependent upon number of members in each group) and create an annotated bibliography foe each article. The entire document is no more than 500 words (50 words for each article).10 01, 03
Oral presentation (200-words equivalent)Oral presentations are delivered in groups on the penultimate day of the field trip.10 02, 03