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EWP 221

Undergraduate Programmes - Environmental and Water Science Programme

Generic Module Name

Environmental and Water Science 221

Alpha-numeric Code

EWP221

Credit Value

20

Duration

Semester

Proposed semester/term

Second semester

Programmes in which the module will be offered

BSc Environmental and Water Science

Level

6

Main Outcomes

On completion of this module students will be able to:

  •  Value groundwater
  •  Recognize the role of groundwater in the hydrologic cycle,
  •  Describe the occurrence and behaviour of groundwater in the environment,
  •  Illustrate properties of aquifers,
  •  Explain basic principles of groundwater flow and constituents in groundwater,
  •  Sample for and evaluate water quality data
  •  Classify groundwater types based on water quality parameters,
  •  Explain how to develop and protect groundwater resources

Main Content

  •  Role of groundwater in the Hydrologic cycle,
  • Socio-economic, ecologic environmental services groundwater offers,
  •  Types of Aquifers and their properties,
  •  Basic principles of groundwater flow,
  •  Groundwater resource development,
  •  Groundwater recharge mechanisms, and methods of recharge estimation,
  •  Constituents / chemistry of groundwater/surface water,
  •  Groundwater/surface water sampling,
  •  Water quality standards,
  •  Groundwater resource protection,

Pre-requisite modules

ENV131, ENV132, EWP131, EWP132  or equivalent

Co-requisite modules

None

Prohibited module Combination

None

 

 








































Breakdown of Learning Time

Hours

B. Time-table  Requirement per week

Contact with lecturer / tutor:

42

Lectures p.w.

3 (3 hours)


Assignments & tasks:

30

Practicals p.w.

1 (6 hours)


Practicals:

84

Tutorials p.w.

0


Tests & examinations:

10




Selfstudy

34




Other: Please specify

0




Total Learning Time

200 




Methods of Student Assessment

(CFA)

Continuous assessment: 50% - Final assessment : 50%

















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