Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources is offered as part of: 

Why study Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources? 

Water is one of the most basic requirements for life on planet Earth. But will there be enough fresh water to drink as human populations continue to expand rapidly in the 21st century? How will our environment and ecosystems respond to these global changes in planetary hydrology? Will predicted world water wars become a reality of the not too distant future?

These are just some unanswered questions of worldwide significance with obvious importance to South Australia, the driest state in the driest inhabited continent in the world.

Environmental water management and protection is a rapidly growing area with strong professional employment opportunities.

Importantly, it is underpinned by state-of-the-art scientific understanding and investigation. Studies in this area will particularly appeal to students who have a keen interest in understanding, developing and applying modern multidisciplinary science to solve a diverse range of environmental and water problems; enjoy studying outdoors in exciting field locations; and who wish to undertake a professionally oriented degree to equip them for employment in the growing environmental profession.

The First Year provides a broad multidisciplinary background in natural sciences including earth and environmental sciences and marine sciences.

In the Second and Third Years you will undertake a range of topics and project work, which equips you with professional field, laboratory and computer analysis skills.

For those interested in pursuing a career in research, a Bachelor of Science (Honours) can lead to a PhD being undertaken in cutting-edge research areas within hydrology or other areas of environmental science.

What will I study?

Refer to the course rule:

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this major, you will be equipped with the professional and scientific skills to work in numerous organisations including CSIRO, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), water catchment boards, private environmental consulting firms and government water, land and biodiversity departments.

Further information

Freecall Science & Engineering hotline: 1800 803 131

Online enquiries:

Admissions/prospective Students Office
Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide SA 5001
Tel: 1300 354 633