WATR402-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019

Water Quality and Quantity Assessment

15 points
15 Jul 2019 - 10 Nov 2019

Description

Quantification of freshwater water resources, and methods for environmental impact control and mitigation. Topics to include; measuring flow, quality and ecosystem health, development and application of national standards, indicators (including cultural indicators) and guidelines for water quantity and quality, point- and non-point source contaminant characterisation, monitoring programme design & implementation, modelling resource change, and drinking/waste water treatment methods. Candidates should note that this course includes a block course in the mid-semester break. Actual dates of the course to be advised.

This course is held over the term break to enable industry professionals to take the paper in a week long block. It is held at Lincoln University and in 2019 will run September 2 - 6 inclusive, 8:30 - 5 pm. It includes a field trip and lab practice. There will be two assignments due subsequent to the course work, an extra day TBD for oral presentations, and a final exam.

Learning Outcomes

The course is designed to provide graduates, who already have particular academic skills, with an overview of the type of information and data required for effective, practical water resource assessment.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to;

- Identify the critical factors affecting the state of a water body, and changes in that state.

- Design and implement a monitoring programme to assess the state of a water environment and assess the effects of an activity on a water body

- Use monitoring data effectively in water body state assessment

- Recognise the need for, and be able to use, water guidelines, standards and indicators

- Understand the role of modelling in the prediction of change in water systems

- Be familiar with examples of water assessment and change management in New Zealand

- Communicate these concepts effectively to a target audience

Pre-requisites

(1) Entry is subject to approval by the Programme Director (2) BSc, BE, BEMP (LU) or equivalent qualification or experience in a field of relevance in water resource management

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 17:00 Lincoln University 2 Sep - 8 Sep
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00 Lincoln University 2 Sep - 8 Sep
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00 Lincoln University 2 Sep - 8 Sep
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 17:00 Lincoln University 2 Sep - 8 Sep
Lecture E
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 17:00 Lincoln University 2 Sep - 8 Sep

Timetable Note

This course is held over the term break to enable industry professionals to take the paper in a week long block. It is held at Lincoln University and in 2019 will run September 2 - 6 inclusive, 8:30 - 5 pm. It includes a field trip and lab practice. There will be two assignments due subsequent to the course work, an extra day TBD for oral presentations, and a final exam.

Course Coordinator

Jenny Webster-Brown

Contact Person

Julie Clarke

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
internal assessment 70%
final exam 30%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,033.00

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

For further information see Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management on the department and colleges page.

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