ERST 313

Catchment Management

Course overview

You’ll examine the critical relationship between water, people and land and the issues that turn up at the catchment scale. Plus, local and international experiences and perspectives on catchment management.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • a minimum of 60 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • a minimum of 60 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • any level 200 course
  • any level 300 course



  • Environmental Monitoring and Resource Assessment, ERST-203

Available semesters Semester 2 2023
Credits 15
Domestic fees $943.00

What you will learn

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

  1. Characterise the catchment approach to management.
  2. Explain the historical, social, economic and environmental factors that can influence the cumulative effects of land use activities on receiving environments.
  3. Compare and contrast the role of different governance systems in the implementation of catchment management.
  4. Compare and evaluate local and international catchment management approaches to characterise issues, their water-land-people interactions and challenges.
  5. Apply theory, procedures and tools to interpret catchment scale environmental data.
  6. Evaluate the role of values and interests in the use of water resources and their role in the interpretation of science in catchment management.

Course examiners

Steve Urlich

Dr Steve Urlich


Faculty of Environment, Society and Design