Course Title: Sustainable water management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Sustainable water management

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH1266

City Campus

Postgraduate

330H Social Science & Planning

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 1 2006

ARCH1266

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2019

ARCH1266

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2013

ARCH1280

City Campus

Undergraduate

330H Social Science & Planning

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006

ARCH1280

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2013

Course Coordinator: Dr Brian Coffey

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3351

Course Coordinator Email: brian.coffey@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 8, Level 11

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course provides you with an introduction to planning policy and practice for integrated water cycle management, which is a whole-of-systems approach for managing water that draws together understandings of how water flows through catchments, and of community and environmental requirements for the resource. One of the most pressing issues facing humanity today is the need to ensure that our growing population has access to fresh water and this course considers opportunities to achieve this. You will investigate initiatives that are undertaken in rural and urban environments to promote water quality and accessibility, maintain the multiple benefits of waterway and catchment management and explore approaches such as water sensitive urban design. You will also consider how legislation and policy relate to these issues. 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

  


Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Investigate catchment and water systems and how human activities impact on catchment processes; 
  2. Critically evaluate alternative water supply sources; 
  3. Compare and contrast the different approaches to water sensitive urban design; and 
  4. Critically reflect on the status of urban and non-urban water systems and of the management tools and policy responses. 
     


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of activities such as lectures, group discussion, research and site analysis.  


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. 

The University Library has extensive resources for planning students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies.  

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal. 


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on the above learning outcomes. You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks. 

Assessment Tasks: 

  1. Critical Analysis of Water and Catchment Management Task (20% Linked to CLO 1) 
  2. Case Analysis and Reporting Task (40% Linked to CLOs 2 and 3) 
  3. Case Study Research Task (40% Linked to CLOs 1 and 4) 

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program manager or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.