Catchment Water Management

The module provides in-depth coverage of water management at catchment level with a focus on integrating catchment-scale physical hydrology, water quality and management.  The three integrated components of the module will enable students to understand and critically evaluate the science behind catchment-scale water quantity and quality problems under land use, flood, drought and climate change; and to equip students with critical analytical skills in devising sustainable water management plans.

The module will cover a) the physical basis of water cycle at catchment scale including water input, storage and outputs, b) land use, particularly agricultural and its implications for water quality (from soil water to rivers and groundwater water pollution), and c) contemporary global issues in catchment management affecting water resources including emerging tools for sustainable water management.

Assessment

  • Coursework

  • Examination