The hydrology minor focuses on assessing the impacts of climate change on water resources, which is an area of frequent media coverage with floods, droughts and the exporting of bottled water. The University of Waikato is located close to the longest river in New Zealand, which has been significantly modified by hydroelectricity and flood control schemes, and impacted by point and diffuse discharges of contaminants.

Hydrology is available as a minor.

To complete a minor in Hydrology, students must complete 60 points, consisting of EARTH101, EARTH231, EARTH241 and EARTH331.

Hydrology papers

100 Level 200 Level 300 Level
Code and paper title Points
EARTH101 Introduction to Earth System Sciences - Pūtaiao Pūnaha Whenua right arrow

A lecture and laboratory paper that explores the interacting processes that affect the surface of the Earth, producing landforms and resources, with...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
Code and paper title Points
EARTH231 Water Resources, Weather and Climate right arrow

Introduction to atmospheric and hydrological processes affecting weather and climate in Aotearoa, including the distribution of water in space and...

15 24A (Hamilton)
EARTH241 Oceanography right arrow

This paper introduces students to the broad scale properties, issues, and research importance of the global ocean via the main disciplines of...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
Code and paper title Points
EARTH331 Hydrology right arrow

This paper examines aspects of the hydrological cycle at a regional scale, focussing on catchments in the North Island of Aotearoa New Zealand...

15 24B (Hamilton)
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2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 19 Apr 2024 01:00am