Module Identifier GG31510  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Tony Jones  
Semester Semester 1  
Course delivery Lecture   20 Hours 10 x 2 hours  
  Practicals / Field Days   1 field day  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours Resit follows same format. Unseen written examination - 100%. Answer two questions from four in two hours.   100%  

Module Outline (Lecture Themes)

1. Demand - trends, sources of pressure and environmental impacts

2. Global distribution of resources

3. Assessment of resources - techniques and problems

4. Floods - assessing risks

5. Droughts - assessing risks

6. Modern management techniques

7. Future sources of water supply

8. Environmental impacts on quality and quantity

9. Hydropolitics

Module Aims

The module aims to impart an understanding of the problems facing the current development of water resources, and to foster a critical view of developments, especially in terms of environmental impact and environmental change.

Module objectives / Learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students will have developed critical skills in relation to major water issues and a familiarisation with the main analytical techniques.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
European Commission. (2000) Towards sustainable and strategic management of water resources. Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of EC ISBN 9-28287-417-6
Jones, J.A.A.. (1999) Global Hydrology. Addison Wesley Longman ISBN 0-582-09861-0
Parker, D.J. (ed). (2000) Floods. Routledge, London, vol. I & II ISBN 0-415-22743-7
Postel, S. (1992) The last oasis: facing water scarcity. Earthscan, London ISBN 1-85383-148-4
World Water Council. (2000) World Water Vision. Earthscan, London ISBN 1-85383-730-X