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Fluvial Geomorphology and River Management - ENVS339

This unit focusses on the study of fluvial geomorphology and the use of that science in river management. The first half of the course examines the interaction of river forms and processes, river evolution, impacts of human disturbance to rivers, fluvial sedimentology, and sediment budgets. This provides the knowledge required to use the River Styles framework. In the second half of the course, emphasis is placed on river management and rehabilitation within an Australian context. During a six day field trip, students apply their skills and knowledge to rivers in coastal New South Wales (such as the Hunter Valley, Illawarra, Manning and Bega catchments). Graduates of this unit are employed in a range of local, state and federal agencies; catchment management authorities; consultancies; and industry. This unit offers the opportunity to interact with stakeholders and employers in professional practice. It allows students the opportunity to apply their learning to practical tasks that are experienced in the workplace.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day (On-campus dates: Compulsory field trip)

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Kirstie Fryirs, Dr Tim Ralph

(39cp at 100 level or above) including (ENVE266 or ENVS266 or GEOS266Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): ENVE334, ENVE339, GEOS334
Unit Designation(s):


Unit Type: PACE unit
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Environmental Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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