Our terrestrial and aquatic environments, along with the Earth's atmosphere, comprise the essential components of our survival on this planet. The aim of this subject is to provide a general introduction to inland water environments from the following perspectives:
Water as an essential resource for all living things; including water as an environmental, economic and social resource;
The background to water and water resource use in Australia;
The fundamental physical, chemical and biological characteristics of inland fresh water environments;
The basic ecology of inland waters streams, lakes and wetlands;
The land:water link:interactions between land and water environments; land use and water quality; catchments;
Current issues in water resource management.
One of the important learning outcomes developed is to acquire skills in the measurement, monitoring and assessment of key parameters of inland water environments:physical, chemical and biological.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.
School of Rural Management
Environmental issues and sustainability of water resources: particularly the water cycle and the environmental consequences of water management Aquatic and riparian ecosystems: the nature of freshwater aquatic ecosystems, and knowledge tools to enable you to systematically analyse various aspects of river/wetland/river bank health including attributes such as water quality, macroinvertebrates, water plants and riparian vegetation Institutions and policies for water management: a brief history of water management and matters such as legislation, water pricing, and socio-economics of water and the current processes of water policy reform.
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The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.