Courses Catalogue

Integrated Water Resource Management

COURSE CODE: ENV3109
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Environmental Management, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

 

TOPIC

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Wetlands

  • Wetlands Definitions, types and associated organisms
  • Functions, values and benefits of wetlands
  • Effect of human activities on wetlands
  • Management strategies and challenges

 

20

Water resources

  • Water as a resource
  • Water quality, availability and management
  • Problems in water resources management (effects of over exploitation; human populations and aquatic resource dynamics)
  • Conflict in water resource utilisation
  • Laws and the Ramsar convention in the protection and conservation of freshwater and wetlands

 

25

Principle of Integrated Water Resource Management

15

 

MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • Practical assignments
  • Hands-on work in the industry

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes