Water Management


Semester One

Module Leader: Dr Richard Gosling

The aim of this module is to develop an understanding of water resource systems and integrated catchment management approaches which are crucial for sustainable mountain and rural development.

The module introduces the key concepts of water management, beginning with the natural physical processes and going on to examine the ways water is used as a resource from source to sea.  We examine the key requirements of a healthy aquatic ecosystem and show how an understanding of the benefits provided by the water environment can help us meet our needs sustainably. 

The module reflects the importance attached to water management in the UK and considers the way government, industry and wider society are involved in the management of key uses such as drinking water, hydropower and agriculture.  

This module is also available as a standalone CPD module - Water Management information

Contact: richard.gosling.perth@uhi.ac.uk
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