Water on Land: Quality and Quantity
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.
|Prerequisites and Restrictions|| You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
|Available semesters||Semester 1 2022|
Please note: This course can’t be fully completed online as you will need to be on campus to complete some activities.
What you will learn
After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:
- Explain how natural physical, chemical and biological processes affect terrestrial freshwater resources.
- Describe the effects of agriculture on freshwater resources in Aotearoa-New Zealand.
- 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.
- Compile a report on the composition of freshwater resources and analyse the main drivers behind localised differences.
Dr Niklas Lehto
Department of Soil and Physical Sciences[email protected]