Introduction to Groundwater Systems
Groundwater is a vital freshwater resource that supports billions of people and a vast range of ecosystems globally. This UWA micro-credential introduces the key components and processes at play in groundwater systems.
- What is groundwater and where does it come from?
- How fast does it move, how long does it stay in the ground?
- Can we use groundwater sustainably?
This micro-credential focuses on these questions to develop knowledge of groundwater systems. It is designed for people who have undergraduate-level scientific literacy and numeracy skills and are interested in advancing their understanding of groundwater systems.
Topics covered include the geological setting of groundwater
resources, groundwater storage and flow, groundwater recharge, surface water–groundwater interaction and groundwater dependent
Upon successful completion, you'll receive:
- Three PD Points, convertible to academic credit
- A Certificate of Achievement
- A UWA Plus Professional Development Transcript, listing all successfully completed micro-credentials
- Delivery mode
- Course Dates
- 27 May 2024 - 14 June 2024
- 6 weeks total
- 75 hours composed of readings, videos, learning activities and discussions during online workshops, and completion of
- 2x 3hr online classes per week for 3 weeks.
- Academic Leads
- Dr Sarah Bourke
- $990 inc. GST
- Critical information summary
- GEOSM401 – Critical information summary [PDF, 244KB]
Describe fundamental hydrogeological principles of groundwater storage and flow
Analyse and interpret basic groundwater data
Explain and report on groundwater-related issues