Credit points: 15
Water Management explores the role of water in the 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 of the development water resources and regional prosperity; and the current institutional and operational frameworks that influence water management decisions.
Subject Co-ordinatorNick Bond
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Must be admitted in LBBAB or subject requires coordinator approval
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Special conditionsStudents may be required to pay costs for the field trip, further details available from Instance Coordinator.
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
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Mildura, 2021, Week 35-47, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicole Thurgate
Field TripWeek: 39 - 40
One 4.00 d 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 ClassWeek: 39 - 40
One 4.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 39 to week 40 and delivered via online.
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 trip
|Report||Individual||Yes||45||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|
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.
|Quizzes||Individual||No||35||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|
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 for each article. The entire document is no more than 500 words (50 words for each article).
Oral presentation (200-words equivalent). Oral presentations are delivered in groups on the penultimate day of the field trip.
|Oral presentation||Group||No||10||SILO2, SILO3|