ECS Soil and Water Management

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Soil and Water Management

Summary

Type of degree
MSc
Subjects
Hydrological Sciences
Soil System Sciences
Location
Newport, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Course language
English
Website
http://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/postgraduate/201010/soil-and-water-management

Description

Soil and water are key resources for agriculture that determine levels of food production and thus food security on a local, national and global scale. Effective management of soil and water is essential for society in general, but critical for agriculture. Management of water is also of key importance as water is likely to become an increasingly limited resource in a world subject to climatic and environmental change.

This course aims to develop knowledge and skills relating to the sustainable management of soil and water resources. Specifically, it aims to provide students with the ability to evaluate the potential of sites for plant growth and determine the soil and water factors affecting production.

The course also focuses on the availability of water from surface or groundwater supplies and how this is utilised by irrigation and drainage. The course is underpinned by research and consultancy activities in the Crop and Environment Sciences, and Engineering departments.