Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 30 hours lectures and tutorials, 24 hours field work |
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Enrolment in this subject requires subject coordinator permission
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
River basins, where human civilisation comes from, are challenged by increasing population pressures, rapid urbanization and climate change impact. A river basin is a semi-closed ecological and economic system, representing logical management units of the water cycle, throughout which all decisions and actions have interdependent ecological, social and economic implications. Thus, river basin management needs interdisciplinary knowledge. This subject aims to equip tomorrow’s water managers with the adaptive approach by linking cutting edge knowledge to stress-tested practices in river basin management.
This subject consists of one week of intensive indoor activities and 3 days to one week of field work in Australia or China. One week intensive indoor activities include:
In the second week, students have two options.
Students are responsible for the cost of travel, accommodation and food. Subsidization may apply.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES
This subject aims to equip students who are interested in environment and natural resource management with a whole-of-system approach in managing a co-evolved social-ecological system-river basin. It helps students with engineering background and interest to understand how their engineering knowledge and skills contribute to a real co-evolved social-ecological system. Specifically:
1. A literature review of 1500 words, requiring approximately 26 hours of work, due in the second week of classes (20%). It will address one of the following learning outcomes:
2. A field trip report of 2,500 words, requiring approximately 65 hours of work, due two weeks after classes finish (50%). It will be on one of the following learning outcomes:
3. A Group project of 6000 words describing the creation of a new solution to a contemporary river basin management challenge, each student writing about 1500 words. Requires approximately 36 hours of work. Due 6 weeks after classes finish (30%)
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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