GROUNDWATER - SUSTAINABILITY & CONTAMINATION
Credit points: 15
Groundwater (water beneath the earth's surface) is a crucial resource in many parts of the world for urban and agricultural use, and its importance is increasing as surface water supplies become over-exploited. This subject covers how groundwater moves (flow, recharge and discharge) and the chemical processes influencing its composition (e.g. evaporation, weathering, mineral precipitation). There is a strong emphasis on environmental aspects and applications, particularly groundwater contamination (including salinization and acid mine drainage) and estimation and sustainability of groundwater resources.
Subject Co-ordinatorJohn Webb
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Special conditionsThis subject is co-taught with ENV2EGW, but ENV3EGW uses different marking criteria that assess a higher order of thinking (explain, analyse, relate, apply) than is expected in ENV2EGW.
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Physical and chemical hydrogeology
AuthorDomenico, P.A. and Schwartz, F. W.
The geochemistry of natural waters
AuthorDrever, J. I.
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
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJohn Webb
Field TripWeek: 20 - 20
One 1.00 day field trip per study period on sunday during the day from week 20 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Laboratory/practical reports (10 reports, 1,000-words equivalent)
|Report||Individual||No||40||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5|
One individual excursion report (500-word equiv) 18%; data collection in groups of 4 students 2% teamwork.
|Report||Individual||No||20||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|
One 3-hour end of semester open book examination
|Central exam||Individual||No||40||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|