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A basic understanding of hydrology is advisable.



Course aim

To provide and understanding of the rational for management of water quality in urban and rural environments and the methods that can be used.

Course content

Part 1 - Understanding the Nature of Water Systems. The nature of water systems; water quality; human perceptions and values.
Part 2 - Identifying and Assessing the Problems of Water Systems. Determining impacts on water systems; monitoring; modelling and forecasting.

Part 3 - Solutions to Water System Problems. Investigation methodolgies, risk assessment and communication, solutions – planning and administrative aspects; Solutions – engineering works and legal, social and financial matters. Conclusions.

Teaching method

External, Mawson Lakes
ExternalN/A x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


External, Mawson Lakes
Assignment 1: review of recent media articles 1500 words30%N/A
Assignment 2: conduct inventory of personal pollutants1500 words30%N/A
Assignment 3: analysis of a current issue 1500 words40%N/A


EFTSL*: 0.1250
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