WATR402-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022

Water Quality and Quantity Assessment

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 18 July 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 31 July 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 2 October 2022

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. 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.

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

DRAFT TIMETABLE:

Please note that the timetable has not been finalised.

Scheduled days and times will be confirmed, following review, on 5th November.

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 164 Geog/Geol Lab
5 Sep - 11 Sep
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 164 Geog/Geol Lab
5 Sep - 11 Sep
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 164 Geog/Geol Lab
5 Sep - 11 Sep
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 164 Geog/Geol Lab
5 Sep - 11 Sep
Lecture E
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 164 Geog/Geol Lab
5 Sep - 11 Sep

Timetable Note

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.

Course Coordinator

Jenny Webster-Brown

Contact Person

Issie Barrett

Assessment

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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,084.00

* 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 .

All WATR402 Occurrences

  • WATR402-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022