Joint-honours information for 2017 entry

Water and Development in the Global South

Module 011GA

Module details for 2017/18.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

Water is essential for the existence of life on earth and is at the core of sustainable development, social wellbeing and economic growth. Water is vital for food and energy production, health, hydro-ecological systems, and access to sanitation. Issues relating to access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, food security, and good human health are central to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and form the key foci for this module. Delivered through a series of lectures and group discussions, Water and Development in the Global South considers: (1) an overview of the geographic distribution of freshwater in various terrestrial water stores with a special focus on groundwater, (2) current and projected withdrawals of freshwater within various sectors in the Global South, (3) challenges in sustainable developmental of water resources, policies and management practices, and uncertainty, (4) importance of monitoring of water resources and techniques, and (5) modelling the impacts of climate and land-use change, and human development of water resources. Through successfully completing this module, students will understand the geographic distribution, seasonal variability, and current usage of freshwater resources in Global South, and will be equipped with the analytical methods and skills for conducting the mapping, modelling and monitoring of water risks and resources.

Module learning outcomes

Demonstrate a well-grounded and broadly-based knowledge and critical understanding of scholarly and methodological approaches in understanding issues in water and development.

Demonstrate a critical understanding of the challenges associated with data collection and be able to evaluate the accuracy and precision of a range of field, laboratory and desktop techniques

Assess, evaluate and communicate to diverse audiences recent advances in water and development research.

Design an original research project addressing challenges in water and development research.

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
PresentationT1 Week 11 (10 minutes)100.00%
Report (4000 words)Semester 1 Assessment Week 1 Thu 16:0080.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn SemesterSeminar2 hours111110111110
Autumn SemesterLecture2 hours111110111110

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

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