Water pathway

Water is a basic human need, and a major influence on human societies, cultures, politics and settlements. Some of the most pressing challenges facing humanity and the environment are directly related to water. For example, over one billion people around the world experience inadequate access to clean drinking water. Aquatic biodiversity is threatened by human activity and environmental change.

Subjects in the Water Geography pathway explore the environmental, ecological, social, cultural, political and economic dynamics associated with water flows, governance and consumption.

Skills associated with this pathway

Graduates of the Water Geography pathway will gain skills in water governance and management, and application of laboratory, computer and field methods.

Related careers

Where could this pathway take you? Here is a selection of possible careers.

  • Commercial/residential surveyor
  • Environmental consultant
  • Geographical information systems officer
  • Planning and development surveyor
  • Town planner
  • Nature conservation officer
  • Transport planner

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