Community, Livelihoods, Development and Water (7940ESC)

This course places water management in the context of human development and poverty alleviation, focusing on social analysis and tools for water management: safe, secure and equitable access to water and river resources; and the links between water supply, energy, sanitation, hygiene and improved public health. Effective and equitable water management requires an understanding of the socio-cultural, gender and economic factors impacting on water policy, plan, access and use. Students are trained in the application of a suite of participatory approaches, including various tools such as gender analysis, PRA, Sustainable Livelihoods Framework, and participatory design and evaluation of water and sanitation projects. A strong focus is placed on capacity building, including effective education in Integrated Water Management; practical tools for the development of formal and informal institutional analysis and frameworks for water management; and strategies for managing community participation and strengthening relationships between governments, NGOs and communities. The module introduces students to these issues in water and community development through a 11 day field trip to a rural community and community-based organisation in the Mekong region. We stay in rural village community in Ubon Ratchathani Province in Northeast region, where the Mun River meets the Mekong. In the village, students learn the issues through dialogue and discussion, interview, observation, participatory research methods including PRA, visits to the river, the Pak Mun Dam, village walks, and learning by doing with villagers. We critically examine the roles of the state, roles of state enterprise, civil societies, and NGOs, to develop a critical understanding of local responses to dam development, environmental, irrigation, wetland recovery, economic and cultural change. Please note: This course is restricted to those students enrolled in the Master of Integrated Water Management (Program 5722) or the Graduate Certificate in Integrated Water Management (Program 3346).

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level

Postgraduate

Student contribution band

Band 2

Usually available

Nathan Trimester 3Online Trimester 3

Course Attributes

Restricted: Course must be listed in Program

Course offerings and timetables

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
23 November 2018
Last day to add a course
6 December 2018
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
20 December 2018
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
17 January 2019
Restriction: Student must be enrolled in one of the following programs: 3346 GCert Integrated Water Mgt, 5722 M Integrated Water Mgt, 4194 GDip Integrated Water Mgt, 5611 Master of Environment

Please view the full class and additional timetable information for School of Environment and Science

Class Availability When Where Notes
You must enrol in this Class
Class (71587) Open 23 November 2018 - 17 February 2019 This is a non-timetabled class. Please refer to the course profile for further information.

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
23 November 2018
Last day to add a course
6 December 2018
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
20 December 2018
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
17 January 2019
Restriction: Student must be enrolled in one of the following programs: 3346 GCert Integrated Water Mgt, 5722 M Integrated Water Mgt, 4194 GDip Integrated Water Mgt, 5611 Master of Environment

Please view the full class and additional timetable information for School of Environment and Science

Class Availability When Where Notes
You must enrol in this Class
Class (71584) Open 23 November 2018 - 17 February 2019 This is a non-timetabled class. Please refer to the course profile for further information.