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HYD301 Special Topics in Water Systems Science (8)

Abstract

This subject provides in-depth study of specific topics in the area of Water Systems Science. This will involve literature search, application of special tools and computer models, and report writing.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Environmental Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
Be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of technical and theory aspects of the nominated topic area;
Be able to conduct data collection, scientific analysis and draw conclusions about the nominated topic within a broad area of land, water and climate;
Be able to plan and conduct field study and desktop analysis;
Be able to use specific equipment and computer models for investigation and simulation;
Be capable of writing technical reports.

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
Depending on the student's area of interest, they will be assigned any two of the following topics after consultation with the subject coordinator: Application of computer models in rainfall-runoff simulation; Application of computer models like CSIRO's Swagman to investigate impacts of irrigation practices on land and groundwater; Management of soil and groundwater salinity; Water demand management within a given river catchment; Water use efficiency, water productivity and climate; Application of geophysical investigation techniques; Relationship between climate variability and river flows; Application of GIS and RS in water resources management. Further topics may be added by the subject coordinator to meet the emerging needs.

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 13 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.