ENNR320-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019

Integrated Catchment Analysis

15 points
18 Feb 2019 - 23 Jun 2019


Integrated analysis of water, land, and ecology. GIS, spatial analysis, soils, hydro-meteorology, vegetation, catchment hydrology, catchment-level policy, systems analysis.

The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of integrated catchment analysis and management. The course emphasises the interdisciplinary nature of natural resources engineering problems by investigating physical and institutional components within the framework of hydrological catchments.

Learning Outcomes

At end of this course students are expected to:
a) Develop an in-depth understanding of  integrated catchment analysis and management
b) Understand spatial information analysis and its application in Natural Resources Engineering
c) Be able to use GIS tools for systems analysis, engineering problem solving, and modelling of natural systems
d) Understand the role of soils, water, topography, landcover, policy, and climate within a catchment




Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 15:00 - 17:00 A9 Lecture Theatre 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 15:00 - 17:00 Jack Erskine 111 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 12:00 Civil - Mech E212 Civil Computer Lab 25 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Computer Lab B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Civil - Mech E212 Civil Computer Lab 25 Feb - 3 Mar
11 Mar - 17 Mar
Computer Lab C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 15:00 Ernest Rutherford 212 Computer Lab 20 May - 26 May
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 15:00 Meremere 105 Lecture Theatre 25 Feb - 3 Mar
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 5 May
13 May - 19 May
27 May - 2 Jun

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 18:30 - 20:30 E16 Lecture Theatre 29 Apr - 5 May

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Tom Cochrane


Tonny de Vries and Markus Pahlow


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignment - streamflow lab 5%
GIS portfolio 10%
Modelling Project/VIP Presentation 10%
final exam 30%
Hydrologic modelling 15%
Test (term 1 material) 30%

While the bulk of the assessment for this paper lies in the test and final exam (total 70%), you will only perform well in these if you have thoroughly prepared by working through the problems given in lectures and the assignments.  

1. You cannot pass this course unless you achieve a mark of at least 40% in each of the mid-semester test and the final exam. A student who narrowly fails to achieve 40% in either the test or exam, but who performs very well in the other, may be eligible for a pass in the course.

2. All assignments must be submitted by the due date. Late submissions will not be accepted. If a student is unable to complete and submit an assignment by the deadline due to personal circumstances beyond their control they should discuss this with the lecturer involved as soon as possible.

3. It is important to remember that copying another person’s work, and submitting that work as your own is plagiarism. This practice is unethical and may result in disciplinary action being taken against you. For assignments that are done in groups, it is important that all students in the group play an equal role in completing the assessment.

4. Students repeating the course must undertake all parts of the course.


Recommended Reading

Anderson; Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report; REED BUSINESS INFORMATION, 2016 (http://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5).

Ashman, M. R. , Puri, G; Essential soil science : a clear and concise introduction to soil science; Blackwell Science, 2002.

Haan, C. T. , Barfield, Billy J., Hayes, J. C; Design hydrology and sedimentology for small catchments; Academic Press, 1994.

Larry W. Mays; Water resources engineering; 2nd ed; 2011.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $956.00

International fee $5,250.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Civil and Natural Resources Engineering.

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