Water Resources of Ireland

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Water Resources of Ireland

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Geology, Irish Culture

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The purpose of this module is to provide students with some framework within which to place an understanding of some of the issues around the provision of drinking water in Ireland, the quality of water in our rivers, lakes and groundwater, as well as looking at the natural resource as a whole. The module is centred around the various water resources, the threats posed to this from human activities, and the policies in place around water quality (with a particular focus on the Water Framework Directive). Students will participate in learning activities including the exploration of online maps and datasets relating to water quality in Ireland in general and their local areas, the completion of worksheets relating to these datasets and the feeding back of findings to the whole class to create a learning environment where ideas are shared and explored together. Students will also be required to participate in lectures and in-class activities. 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. identify and explain the major threats to Irish rivers, lakes and groundwater
    2. identify where the water students use in their own home comes from, and the process by which it gets to their home
    3. carry out a small piece of research on their local water resource
    4. explain some of the processes by which wastewater is recycled
    5. analyse maps associated with water resources such as groundwater vulnerability maps and flooding hazard maps and relate these to local areas

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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