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WATR 201

Freshwater Resources

Course overview

You’ll learn to characterise and assess a freshwater resource and the current stresses that are put upon them.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • a minimum of 75 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • a minimum of 75 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • any level 100 course
  • any level 200 course
  • any level 300 course

Available semesters Semester 2 2021
Credits 15
Domestic fees $903.00

What you will learn

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

  1. Explain why freshwater resources and their ecosystems are vulnerable to change.
  2. Describe how water resources and their values are characterised, and how their limitations are evaluated.
  3. Recognise the hazards posed by water resources.
  4. Evaluate the effects of domestic and commercial water use on water resources, their subsequent use and aquatic ecosystems.
  5. Recognise the role of specialist skills (e.g. in aspects of science, engineering, planning) in water resource management.

Course examiners

Helen Warburton

Dr Helen Warburton

Lecturer

University of Canterbury - Freshwater Ecology

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