EARTH331

Hydrology and Water Resources

This paper introduces students to the techniques of both resource and hazard analysis of fresh water. There is focus on groundwater modelling for resource studies, at the regional level and for analysis of pumped wells. There are also aspects of surface water application, including hydro power studies. Hazard aspects will include the analysis of floods and droughts, and impacts on water resources by agriculture and industry. Guest lecturers will provide case studies of water resource management in industry and regional councils. There will be a one-day field trip to the Tongariro power scheme as a case study of a water-collecting hydro power system.

This paper introduces students to the techniques of both resource and hazard analysis of fresh water. There is focus on groundwater modelling for resource studies, at the regional level and for analysis of pumped wells. There are also aspects of surface water application, including hydro power studies. Hazard aspects will include the analysis of floods and droughts, and impacts on water resources by agriculture and industry. Guest lecturers will provide case studies of water resource management in industry and regional councils. There will be a one-day field trip to the Tongariro power scheme as a case study of a water-collecting hydro power system.

Paper Information

Points: 15.0
Prerequisite(s): EARTH231 or ERTH245
Internal assessment / examination: 100:0
Restriction(s): ERTH246, ERTH346

Note: The paper includes a field trip on the weekend.

Trimesters and Locations

Occurrence Code When taught Where taught
21B (HAM)B Trimester : 12 Jul 2021 - 7 Nov 2021 Hamilton

Timetabled Lectures

The Timetable for 2021 is not available.


Indicative Fees

Fees for 2021 are not yet available.


Paper Outlines

The following 2020 paper outlines are available for EARTH331. Please contact the Faculty or School office for details on 2021 outlines.

Additional Information

Available Subjects:  Earth Sciences | Environmental Planning | Environmental Sciences | Hydrology

Other available years: Hydrology and Water Resources - EARTH331 (2020) , Hydrology and Water Resources - EARTH331 (2019)

Paper details current as of : 1 October 2020 10:19am
Indicative fees current as of : 4 June 2020 3:25pm

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