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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. In 2021 the block will run Monday September 6 through Friday September 10. 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.
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
(1) Entry is subject to approval by the Programme Director (2) BSc, BE, BEMP (LU) orequivalent qualification orexperience in a field of relevance in water resource management
Students must attend one activity from each section.
This course is held over the term break to enable industry professionals to take the paper in a week long block. In 2021 it will run September 6 - 10, 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. In 2021 this course will be held at UC.
Domestic fee $1,066.00
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.
For further information see
School of Earth and Environment on the department and colleges page.