TMA 04 - U116 Environment: journeys through a changing...

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U116 Environment: journeys through a changing world Assignment Booklet 4 2010J Contents Tutor-marked assignment TMA U116 04 cut-off date: 11 February 2011 2 Submitting your tutor-marked assignments 2 Learning outcomes 2 TMA U116 04 3 Copyright © 2010 The Open University WEB 01698 3 3.1
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Tutor-marked assignment TMA U116 04 This TMA covers module materials associated with Block 3. You should submit your completed assignment to arrive no later than 12 noon (UK local time) on the cut-off date of 11 February 2011 . Submitting your tutor-marked assignments This module uses the electronic TMA (eTMA) system for submission of TMAs. To submit your TMA, please go to your StudentHome page and follow the link(s) provided. If you foresee any difficulty with submitting your assignment on time then you should contact your tutor well in advance of the cut-off date. For further information about policy, procedure and general submission of assignments please refer to the Assessment Handbook , which can also be accessed via your StudentHome page. You may submit on paper using the postal system (further details in the Assessment Handbook ) but you must discuss this with your tutor beforehand. Learning outcomes This assignment is designed to test the following Block 3 and module learning outcomes: describe some of the benefits of large dams and their social and environmental impacts draw a multiple cause diagram explore strategies for conserving biodiversity recognise that attitudes and approaches to conservation change over time and space consider the competing claims of different stakeholders that give rise to human–wildlife conflict. developing your skills in interpreting data, using models and performing calculations relevant to our environment 2
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TMA U116 04 You should answer ALL THREE questions in this assignment. Please note that although this assignment will be marked out of 100, in total the three questions in this assignment count for 15% of the assessment for the whole module. Question 1 This question carries 10% of the marks for this assignment and covers Part 1 of Block 3. Large dams can bring many benefits including power generation, flood control, regulation of river flow and improved water supply; however there can be negative consequences as well. Briefly describe three possible negative environmental impacts that may arise from the building of a large dam. (10 marks) (Your answer to Question 1 should be a maximum of 200 words in total.) Question 2 This question carries 20% of the marks for this assignment and covers Part 1 of Block 3. (a) Draw a multiple cause diagram showing the factors that contribute to the salinisation of soils. (15 marks) (b) Did drawing the diagram reveal anything to you about the causes of salinisation that you hadn’t noticed before? Comment briefly on any insights gained; if you didn’t think there were any, briefly explain why not. (5 marks)
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This note was uploaded on 05/24/2011 for the course UNKNOWN 116 taught by Professor Adele during the Spring '11 term at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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TMA 04 - U116 Environment: journeys through a changing...

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