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GEOG2037 Global Water Resources

Module Overview

This module will focus on global to regional water supply and demand, how we measure these and how they are changing. It will include some GIS and basic remote sensing, aimed at current and future missions. Total study hours: 150 (30 Contact, 120 non-contact)

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

This module will focus on global to regional water supply and demand, how we measure these and how they are changing. It will include some GIS and basic remote sensing, aimed at current and future missions

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • To appreciate the breadth and complexity of water related issues and their impacts
  • To be familiar with the latest technologies and frameworks for ameliorating or mitigating global water resources change impacts, their pros and cons and the ethical issues behind their implementation.
  • To appreciate the role of policy in driving and mitigating water resources change, and developing technologies for adaptation to current and future changes.
  • To develop computer-based analysis skills for understanding temporal and spatial patterns and changes in the water cycle, water resources and hydrological hazards.
  • To be familiar with the science of hydrology and its role in understanding water resources and hydrological hazards
  • To understand the large-scale climate drivers of the water cycle and how this may change in the future
  • To understand the role of humans in forcing changes in the hydrological cycle and water resources, how change affects human security and how we have adapted to it in the past.

Syllabus

This module will focus on global to regional water supply and demand, how we measure these and how they are changing. It will include some GIS and basic remote sensing, aimed at current and future missions.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, seminars, computer practical sessions.

TypeHours
Teaching30
Independent Study120
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

Software requirements: ArcGIS, Excel. 

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
A lab report 30%
Essay/report 20%
Exam  (2 hours) 50%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Exam 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Linked modules

Pre-requisite: GEOG2010 Introductory Geographic Information Systems 2016-17

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