SLE231 - Hydrology and Water Resources Management


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

SLE101 or SLE102



Incompatible with:

SQE331 and SQP211

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

2 x 1 hour online classes per week, 1 x 3 hour practical per week (includes field activities).


This unit has two modules: 1) Hydrology, and 2) Water Resources Management. These 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 and indicators used in assessing and managing stream and catchment health, (including the assessment and management of salinisation and acidification) and a deep-dive into topical water-related issues such as stormwater management and water-sensitive urban design, wastewater management, nutrient management, salinity, and environmental flows.

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