Courses Catalogue

Integrated Water Resource Management

COURSE CODE: ENV7204
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Environmental Management, M.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Content and Outline

1.      Management of the Water Resources; strategic planning of water resources at national, regional and local levels to meet user demand, environmental protection and sustainable management needs;

2.      The nature and characteristics of groundwater; surface water, river, and wetland water resources

3.      Factors that affect the use of water resources; Water catchment   management;  Hydrological and Climatic changes

4.      Water pollution impact on quality and health

5.      IWRM Concepts, Principles and Tools

6.      Surface Water and Groundwater sources

7.      Policies, Goals and Strategies; Institutional Arrangement

8.      The management of water abstraction, the licensing process, consultation procedures, enforcement

9.      The threats to the quality of water resources, the identification of risk and the measures taken to protect them

MODE OF DELIVERY

·        Lectures and discussions

·        Experiments and laboratory activities

·        Laboratory reports

·        Reading and problem assignments

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

·        Whiteboard and Markers

·        Flip Charts

·        LCD Projectors

·        CDs, DVDs and Tapes