Module title: Sustainable Water Resources Management

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV11126
Module leader: Chrysoula Pantsi
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying
Prerequisites

None

2018/9, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Chrysoula Pantsi
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Formal lectures and class tutorials are used to deliver content and offer face to face support. Directed study tasks encourage integration of key reading material. These methods will enable the effective and efficient delivery of the syllabus to achieve Los 1-4 ensuring the student gains the knowledge and competencies encapsulated by these learning outcomes.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
Module content is developed in consultation with employers.
Guest speakers offer the opportunity for networking and development of job search strategy.
Communication and report-writing skills are developed through the continuous assessment component

Assessment (formative and summative)
Formative and summative assessment is carried out through the coursework and end of module examination. Presentations 1 to 5 will each test the students’ knowledge and competencies outlined in LOs 1-4 inclusive, and the examination instrument of assessment will test the students’ knowledge and competencies through the range of LOs 1 to 4.

Research/ teaching linkages
Staff undertake scholarly and research activities on water resources engineering subjects.
Relevant research findings are delivered within the module.
Supporting equality and diversity
All materials are available on a Virtual Learning Environment to cater for the diverse student group.
Academic supervision and tutorial support are available each taught week of the module to support students.

Internationalisation
The content of the module provides all international students with an understanding of UK practice.
International case studies are cited as appropriate.
International students are encouraged to discuss practices adopted in their home nation.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Face To Face Tutorial 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 115
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Other Work based learning 10
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Other 50 1-4 4-8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1-4 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Channel & pipe flow revision.
Sustainability: past and present perceptions related to water resources.
Sustainability in water resources engineering: channel morphology, erosion control, coastal erosion, sea defences, indicators and indices for sustainable water resources development.
Concept of whole-life costing and its application to water and waste water systems management.
Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS): techniques, policy, mechanisms of pollutant removal in SUDS, and design of SUDS.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: classify the concepts involved in the sustainable management of water resources.

LO2: explain the main concepts in environmental pollution problems.

LO3: apply engineering principles to the life-cycle costing to water and waste water systems.

LO4: compare the essential elements of sustainable urban drainage systems.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - ALEN V. KNEESE (2011) MANAGING WATER QUALITY: ECONOMICS, TECHNOLOGY, INSTITUTIONS: RFF PRESS, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9781617260
Recommended - IRINA G. MALKINA-PYKH YURI A PYKH (YURI ALEXANDROVICH) (2003) SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT: SOUTHAMPTON : WIT PRESS ; BILLERICA, MA : COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS Vol. 5, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9781853129384
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