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
Internal assessment / examination: 60:40
Restriction(s): ERTH334, ERTH345

Semesters and Locations

Occurrence Code When taught Where taught
19A (HAM)A Semester : 25 Feb 2019 - 23 Jun 2019 Hamilton

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Additional Information

Available Subjects:  Earth Sciences | Chemical and Biological Engineering | Environmental Planning | Environmental Sciences | Soil Science

Paper details current as of : 11 October 2018 3:33pm
Indicative fees current as of : 5 June 2018 4:30am

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