Postgraduate Course: Land Use/Environmental Interactions (PGGE11010)
|School||School of Geosciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
||Availability||Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area||Postgraduate Courses (School of GeoSciences)
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||This course deals principally with the relationships between land management and surface and ground water quality. A Case Study approach will be used for much of the course and options for treatment of specific water pollution problems, such as bathing water quality, lake eutrophication, groundwater contamination by agrochemicals, surface water contamination by acidification, ferruginous discharges and sewage, will be evaluated. The course will be useful to students concerned with the protection and management of water resources from the effects of agriculture, forestry, mining, urban and domestic wastes.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?||Yes
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1)
||WebCT enabled: Yes
|King's Buildings||Lecture||1-11|| 09:00 - 13:00|
||Week 18, Wednesday, 09:00 - 13:00, Zone: King's Buildings. Crew Building Annex, room 4 |
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|- Identification of opportunities for management and control of nutrient inputs.
- Understanding nitrogen transformations, mineralisation, immobilisation, nitrification and denitrification.
- Organic waste management for water pollution control
- Management of pesticide use
- Evaluation of groundwater quality under various management scenarios
||Haygarth, P.M. and Jarvis, S.C. (2003). Agriculture, hydrology and water use.
William F. Ritter, Adel Shirmohammadi (2003). Agricultural nonpoint source pollution: watershed management and hydrology.
Ward, A.D. and Trimble, S.W. (2004). Environmental Hydrology. 2nd edition. Lewis Publishers.
Harrison, R.M. (1996). Pollution: causes, effects and control. Royal Society of Chemistry.
Solbe, J.F.L.G. (1986). Effects of Land Use on Fresh Waters. Ellis Horwood. 568pp
O'Neill, P. (1998). Environmental Chemistry. Blackie. 278pp 3rd edition.
Kiely, G. (1996). Environmental Engineering. McGraw-Hill.
Wild, A. (1993). Soils and the Environment - an Introduction. Cambridge University Press.
|Keywords||Land use/Environmental Protection Pollution, eutrophication, land use, water quality
|Course organiser||Dr Andy Evans
Tel: (0131) 535 4093
|Course secretary||Mrs Elspeth Martin
Tel: 0131 535 4198
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