Module Identifier EAM0430  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Professor Mark Macklin  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Professor David Kay, Dr Tony Jones  
Course delivery Lecture   13 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   2 x 2 hours  
  Field Work   Two 2-day and one day field excursion (total 24 hours)  
Assessment Course work   3,000 word essay (37.5%), 2,000 word project report (37.5%), seminar presentation of river corridor/landscape (12.5%), seminar presentation of local exmplar scheme for microbial dynamics (12.5%)    
  Resit assessment   Failed reports and essays can be resubmitted to the IGES office on or before the first day of the summer resit period (normally mid-August).    

Brief description

The course is divided into three sections. Part 1 will cover geomorphological approaches to river channel and floodplain management, including an introduction to general principles and procedures, the effects of environmental change and river instability on floods and channel change, floodplain contamination, and conservation and restoration. Part 2 will cover water resource issues and hydrological modelling, including an introduction to runoff-generating processes and the assessment of extreme events and the environmental impact of major resource developments. Part 3 covers microbial dynamics in catchments, including microbial ecology, human health issues and policy reponse.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students will be able to

Reading Lists

Jones, J A A. (1997) Global Hydrology: Processes, Resources and Environmental Management. Longman
McDonald, A T & Kay, D. (1988) Water Resources: Issues and Strategies. Longman
Macklin, M G & Lewin, J. (1997) Channel, Floodplain and Drainage Basin Response to Environmental Change. Wiley