Module Identifier EAM0430  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Professor Mark G Macklin  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Professor David Kay, Dr Tony Jones  
Course delivery Other   Field Work. Two 2-day and one day field excursion (total 24 hours)  
  Lecture   13 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   2 x 2 hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester 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%) 
Supplementary 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). 

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students will be able to

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.

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


This module is at CQFW Level 7