Courses Catalogue

Wetlands And Water Resources Management

COURSE CODE: ENV3108
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Environmental Management, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

This course is designed to give students knowledge on the distribution, management and importance of wetlands and other fresh water ecosystems not only to human beings but also other ecosystems in the environment since for long wetlands had been known as wastelands.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

 

The need to develop an ability to understand issues related to best practices in Wetland Management and conservation

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Define and identify the importance of wetlands and other water resources
  • Differentiate between wetlands and fresh water bodies composition and distribution
  • Explain how and why they are being degraded
  • Promote management and protection of these fragile ecosystems
  • develop hands on ability to undertake biodiversity monitoring of wetlands.
  • prepare a management plan for wetland conservation.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

A student completing the course is expected to:

§  develop an understanding of values and functioning of Wetland Ecosystems and different aspects of Wetland management planning that will aid governance.

  • develop an ability to understand issues related to best practices in Wetland Management and conservation

§  Aspire for higher studies and career paths that involves assessment of aquatic biodiversity and governance of Wetland management