Water, Agricultural Landscapes and Food Security (7960ESC)

Students will develop an understanding of how land use relates to the water cycle with case studies on agricultural systems and principles of sustainable management from farm to catchment scales. They will be able to converse with agriculturalists as informed water managers. Principles of efficient irrigation water use and conservation of water in dryland systems will be emphasised. The intensification of land use has led to the degradation of ecosystems, so this unit will introduce students to remediation techniques to counter land and water degradation through improved management practice. Peri-urban encroachment on agricultural land use and alternative water sources will be examined. An understanding of agricultural water management and approaches off-site mitigation will support the preparation of students for problem-based learning (PBL) exercises such as catchment management. With a focus on peer learning processes, students will enhance their skills in nexus thinking, interrelating different sectors or interests around water uses, methods of integrating and articulating global and local approaches with a broader vision of the larger scales and interactions, and new, multi-disciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to existing and future problems. Delivery involves a one-week intensive in Perth, Western Australia, including field trips to the Gnangara mound and southwest WA. 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 (71586) 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 (71585) Open 23 November 2018 - 17 February 2019 This is a non-timetabled class. Please refer to the course profile for further information.