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WATR 202

Water on Land: Quality and Quantity

Course overview

You’ll acquire scientific background and knowledge of both surface water and groundwater. You’ll look at their variability and characteristics and the relationship between human activities and water resources.

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 100 course
  • any level 200 course
  • any level 300 course

and

  • a minimum of 15 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • a minimum of 15 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • any course with a course number beginning with PHSC (Physical Science) course
  • any course with a course number beginning with SOSC (Soil Science) course

Credits 15
Domestic fees $903.00

What you will learn

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

  1. Explain how natural physical, chemical and biological processes affect terrestrial freshwater resources.
  2. Describe the effects of agriculture on freshwater resources in Aotearoa-New Zealand.
  3. Demonstrate competence in measurement of river discharge, key water quality variables and collection of freshwater samples in the field and their analysis in the laboratory.
  4. Compile a report on the composition of freshwater resources and analyse the main drivers behind localised differences.

Course examiners

Nik Lehto

Dr Niklas Lehto

Senior Lecturer

Department of Soil and Physical Sciences

[email protected]