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GEOG299 Freshwater Resources: Monitoring and Management

Physical and human processes affecting water quality of rivers, groundwater and wetlands.

This paper will develop basic mathematical skills as related to hydrology, and competence dealing with hydrological datasets. There is a focus on global and national issues on freshwater resources, as well as the key environmental issues surrounding water allocation.

Paper title Freshwater Resources: Monitoring and Management
Paper code GEOG299
Subject Geography
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,320.00

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Prerequisite
GEOG 101
Restriction
GEOG 399
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Communication, Environmental literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Familiarisation with the global environmental issues surrounding freshwater resources; develop practical skills collecting hydrological data and its analysis.
Teaching Arrangements
3-hour laboratory and two 1-hour lectures each week. Students will work each week in a small group as apart of the laboratory programme, and will develop communication and time management skills in the preparation of written work.
Teaching staff
Course Coordinator: Dr Sarah Mager
Contact
geography@otago.ac.nz
Textbooks
No set textbook is required but there will be a recommended reading list, and readings identified for each lecture
Eligibility
No prior experience is required, however, a 100-level background introductory paper to earth science is beneficial.
Paper Structure
This paper is comprised of two modules: the first module is an introduction to the core concepts of physical hydrology; and the second module covers contemporary issues in freshwater resources including the impacts of land use change and over allocation on river systems.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Thursday 10:00-10:50 9-15, 17-22
Friday 10:00-10:50 9-14, 17-22

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Thursday 14:00-16:50 10-15, 17-22
P2 Friday 14:00-16:50 10-14, 17-22

Physical and human processes affecting water quality of rivers, groundwater and wetlands.

This paper will develop basic mathematical skills as related to hydrology, and competence dealing with hydrological datasets. There is a focus on global and national issues on freshwater resources, as well as the key environmental issues surrounding water allocation.

Paper title Freshwater Resources: Monitoring and Management
Paper code GEOG299
Subject Geography
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
GEOG 101
Restriction
GEOG 399
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science
Eligibility
No prior experience is required, however, a 100-level background introductory paper to earth science is beneficial.
Contact
geography@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Coordinator: Dr Sarah Mager
Paper Structure
This paper is comprised of two modules: the first module is an introduction to the core concepts of physical hydrology; and the second module covers contemporary issues in freshwater resources including the impacts of land use change and over allocation on river systems.
Teaching Arrangements
3-hour laboratory and two 1-hour lectures each week. Students will work each week in a small group as apart of the laboratory programme, and will develop communication and time management skills in the preparation of written work.
Textbooks
No set textbook is required but there will be a recommended reading list, and readings identified for each lecture
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Communication, Environmental literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Familiarisation with the global environmental issues surrounding freshwater resources; develop practical skills collecting hydrological data and its analysis.

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Timetable

Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard