Module Identifier GG32230  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Neil F Glasser  
Semester Semester 1  
Co-Requisite EA31930 , EA31030 , GG31830  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment5 Hours In-Course Assessment: Written exercises 
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: Field excursion report and term project report 
Supplementary Exam Two-hour examination and 5,000 word report 

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the following aspects of the water management in High Arctic regions:


This module is one of four suitable for students registered for BSc honours degrees in Environmental Earth Science and Geography, offered by UNIS in Svalbard. UNIS is a University on the High-Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, currently under Norwegian sovereignty. UNIS was established in 1993 by the four universities in Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim and Tromso to offer university level courses and to perform research relevant to its High Arctic location. The intention of this module is to provide level 3 students with the opportunity to undertake one semester of study overseas at UNIS within an international community of students and staff, in an exciting and challenging environment.


A reliable water supply is essential for the development of infrastructure in the Arctic. This module provides students with an introduction to water resources in Arctic regions, hydrological processes, methods of water resource assessment and management, and technical solutions related to water supply and treatment.


This module is at CQFW Level 6