REGIONAL CATCHMENT STUDIES: RESOURCES AND MANAGEMENT
Not currently offered
Credit points: 15
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.
Subject Co-ordinatorAlistair Stewart
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Learning ActivitiesLectures, tutorials and field work
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Special conditionsKnowledge acquired from 30 credit points of first year subjects in Geography, Environmental Sciences and/or Earth Sciences is assumed.
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Water: science and solutions for Australia
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days required8 days
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
WBL addtional requirementsStudents will complete 8 days of practical field experiences.
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