WATR 601

Advanced Water Resources

Course overview

*This course is not currently being offered in 2024.
You’ll be given a comprehensive, in-depth knowledge of a multitude of water resource topics that will enable you to become an effective water resource manager.

Course information

Credits 20
Domestic fees $1,356.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Critically discuss key paradigms and approaches in water and environmental management.
  2. Recognise and explain different water and environmental management objectives.
  3. Define and structure complex water resource management problems.
  4. Analyse what constitutes effective governance, policy and planning in the context of water resource management.
  5. Explain challenges and opportunities for integrated land and water planning in relation to an empirical case study catchment.
  6. Critically apply an ecosystems services analytical framework to incorporate environmental, economic, social and cultural values in waterways.
  7. Understand the legislative and policy framework for freshwater planning and management in Aotearoa-New Zealand.
  8. Understand the Treaty of Waitangi settlement process and its implications for water resources, and Māori values in water management.
  9. Contribute effectively to an interdisciplinary team working on water resource issues.
  10. Communicate concepts effectively and usefully in writing and verbally to a range of audiences.

Course examiners

Leanne Morgan

Dr Leanne Morgan

Senior Lecturer

University of Canterbury