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SLE231 - Hydrology and Water Resources Management

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Liz Weldon


One of SLE101, SLE102 or SLE239



Incompatible with:

SQE331, SQP211

Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 3 hour practical per week.


This unit includes: an overview of water properties as a fluid and limited natural resource and the hydrological cycle; a detailed study of the types and characteristics of groundwater, surface water, stream flow regimes and channel-forming processes and catchment hydrology, and surface-water/groundwater and soil-water-organism interactions; a detailed examination and case studies of the techniques used in assessing and managing stream and catchment health (including the assessment and management of salinisation and acidification) and environmental flows.


Three-part field based assignment (group) 50%, field excursion report 30%, 2 x online tests 20%

Prescribed texts

Gordon, 2004, Stream Hydrology: An Introduction For Ecologists, 2nd Ed, John Wiley & Sons, United Kingdom.

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