Module Identifier EA20110  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Nicholas J G Pearce  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Professor Alex Maltman, Professor David Kay, Mr Jonathan N Turner  
Pre-Requisite GG10610  
Course delivery Lecture   18 Hours 9 x 2 hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours Written examination.60%
Semester Assessment Essay: In-course assessed essay to be submitted by the end of week 9.40%
Supplementary Assessment 2 hour written examination (60%); In-course assessment marks to be carried forward: 40%. 

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of


The module provides an introduction to aspects of the management of geological and geomorphological systems. The course covers a wide range of issues associated with specific problems at various spatial scales.


This course covers a broad range of topics concerned with the theme of managing geomorphological and geological systems.

1. Historical attitudes to nature and the environment.

2. Strategies for the disposal of municipal and hazardous wastes

3. Aspects of the conservation of important Earth Science sites

4. Arid land management

5. Examples of environments requiring specific forms of management (e.g. Karst landscapes, loess landscapes)

6. Management of water quality.

Reading Lists

Paul T. Williams (1998) Waste Treatment and Disposal John Wiley
David Savage (Edt) (1995) The Scientific and Regulatory Basis for the Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste John Wiley


This module is at CQFW Level 5