SLE231 - Hydrology and Water Resources Management


2024 unit information

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

SLE101 or SLE102

Corequisite: Nil
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.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

2 x 1 hour online lectures per week, 9 x 3 hour practical experience (laboratory) per trimester, 2 x 5 hour practical experience (field trip) per trimester.


This unit has two modules: 1) Hydrology, and 2) Water Resources Management. These include: 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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