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Estimation of water demand and supply through measurement (in situ and remote sensing), statistical and stochastic analysis and modelling; optimisation of water allocation and costs in different contexts.
Water is critical to all forms of life, society and the environment, and being able to manage water in a sustainable manner is essential. This requires a thorough understanding of the different demands for water and the available supply. This course aims to provide this understanding by looking at the regulatory framework (including policy and social/cultural/economic/ecological aspects), measuring available water, modelling demand and supply over time and optimising water allocation and costs when facing conflicting interests.
1. Understand the regulatory background of water demand and supply in the New Zealand context,2. Learn how to measure and/or estimate water demand and supply,3. Be able to statistically and stochastically analyse and model water quantity data,4. Be able to optimise water supply and allocation in different contexts.
Subject to approval of the Head of Department.
This course is now running online, with tutorials to be held on Zoom. Dates and times for these tutorials will be confirmed on Learn and via email with enrolled students.
Tonny de Vries
and Mark Milke
ENCN648 will have a significant amount of online material, book chapters and other suggested readings. You will find an overview of all this material on Learn under the headings of the individual topics.
DisruptionsIn the case of an emergency that affects the whole course, the Course Coordinator, in consultation with the Dean, may change the nature, weighting and timing of assessments, e.g. tests and examination may be replaced with assignments of the same weight or different weight at a different time and/or date (which, under certain circumstances, may be outside the prescribed course dates). The ‘Special Consideration’ process will also be used for unforeseen circumstances that adversely affect the academic performance of students individually. The usual grounds for this are described in the UC policy ‘Special Consideration Procedures and Guidelines’, and personal circumstances due to a wider emergency event may also qualify.
Domestic fee $1,114.00
International Postgraduate fees
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
This course will not be offered if fewer than 5 people apply to enrol.
For further information see
Civil and Natural Resources Engineering.