EARTH322

Soil and Water Management

This paper integrates an understanding of land/soil and water processes that occur at paddock to catchment to national scales. A focus is on management practices that optimise resource use for productive purposes with attention to avoidance or minimisation of environmental effects. Topics include soil degradation, soil fertility, nitrogen and phosphorus cycling, coupled to the hydrological setting within which land-use practices lie. Hydrological concepts build on an understanding of catchment-scale processes, analysis of hydrological regimes, and the estimation of water balance components including evaporation and drainage. Topics in the paper are set within the context of resource management law and the National Policy Statement for fresh water management (NPS-FM).

This paper integrates an understanding of land/soil and water processes that occur at paddock to catchment to national scales. A focus is on management practices that optimise resource use for productive purposes with attention to avoidance or minimisation of environmental effects. Topics include soil degradation, soil fertility, nitrogen and phosphorus cycling, coupled to the hydrological setting within which land-use practices lie. Hydrological concepts build on an understanding of catchment-scale processes, analysis of hydrological regimes, and the estimation of water balance components including evaporation and drainage. Topics in the paper are set within the context of resource management law and the National Policy Statement for fresh water management (NPS-FM).

Paper Information

Points: 15.0
Prerequisite(s): EARTH221 and EARTH231
Internal assessment / examination: 60:40
Restriction(s): ERTH334, ERTH345

Semesters and Locations

Occurrence Code When taught Where taught
20A (HAM)A Semester : 2 Mar 2020 - 28 Jun 2020 Hamilton

Timetabled Lectures

The Timetable for 2020 is not available.


Indicative Fees

Fees for 2020 are not yet available.


Paper Outlines

The following 2019 paper outlines are available for EARTH322. Please contact the Faculty or School office for details on 2020 outlines.

Additional Information

Available Subjects:  Earth Sciences | Environmental Planning | Environmental Sciences | Soil Science

Other available years: Soil and Water Management - EARTH322 (2019)

Paper details current as of : 4 October 2019 10:17am
Indicative fees current as of : 29 July 2019 3:04pm

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