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GEOG399 Freshwater Resources: Monitoring and Management

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

This paper will develop mathematical skills as related to hydrology, and competence dealing with hydrological datasets and spatial datasets. There is a focus on global and national environmental issues on freshwater resources

Paper title Freshwater Resources: Monitoring and Management
Paper code GEOG399
Subject Geography
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,059.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,627.65

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Prerequisite
54 points
Restriction
GEOG 299
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science
Eligibility
A background introductory paper to earth science is strongly recommended.
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.

Laboratories: Students will work each week in a small group as part of the laboratory programme, and develop communication and time management skills in the preparation of written work.

Assessment is 60% internal (on-going during the semester) and 40% external (final examination)

Teaching Arrangements

Two 50-minute lectures per week

One 2:50-minute laboratory per week

Textbooks
There is no set textbook but there will be a recommended reading list, and readings identified for each lecture.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Communication, Environmental literacy, Research.
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Learning Outcomes
  • Familiarisation with the global environmental issues surrounding freshwater resources
  • competence in collecting and analysing hydrological data
  • familiarisation with the core concepts of groundwater flow
  • the interactions between surface and groundwater resources.

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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 9-14, 16, 18-22
Friday 10:00-10:50 9-14, 18-22

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Thursday 14:00-16:50 10-14, 18-20
P2 Friday 14:00-16:50 10-14, 18-20