13 open PhD positions to offer in field of Water Governance

Dear friends,

Coordinated by VU Amsterdam we are starting a new international project, NEWAVE, on water governance & political ecology.

www.nextwatergovernance.net

We have 13 open positions to offer in field of Water Governance, fully funded by the EU ITN program.

https://www.nextwatergovernance.net/esrs-recruitment/available-positions

These positions relate to a variety of water challenges on multiple scales and focus on different countries.

The selected candidates will join an extensive and powerful transdisciplinary network with 29 organizations involved. The NEWAVE network has the ambition to push forward a transformative actionable agenda.

Candidates can apply through our website via the application form. They will need to comply with the eligibility criteria, bearing in mind that they might be eligible for certain positions while not for others, due to mobility rules.

The closing date for applications is 15 March 2020. Eligibility criteria and instructions for applying are available in the Guide for Applicants, as well as in the website recruitment section.

You may apply for a maximum of 3 projects.

PhD projects:

1.Multi-level assessment of water stress and institutional dynamics in the water-climate-conflict nexus

(Host: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands – Geographical focus: Myanmar)

2.The politics of river basin closures

(Host: Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), France  – Geographical focus: Spain)

3.Water scarcity and migration in East Africa

(Host: Politecnico di Milano, Italy – Geographical focus: Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania)

4.Rainwater harvesting, storage and use in mitigating drought emergencies in semiarid environments

(Host: University of Nairobi, Kenya – Geographical focus: Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda)

5.Managing urban water demand across multiple spatio-temporal scales

(Host: Politecnico di Milano, Italy – Geographical focus: Europe)

6.The European Union as an innovator in water governance paradigms. The case of sources, patterns and effects from the Water Framework Directive

(Host: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands – Geographical focus: Europe)

7.From participation to co-production of socio-hydrological knowledge

(Host: Fundación Nueva Cultura Del Agua (FNCA), Spain – Geographical focus: Spain)

8.Water/mining paradigms and the politics of naturalizing water overabundance: a comparative study of extractive industries’ political-material construction of flooding and drainage problems

(Host: Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands – Geographical focus: Guatemala, Netherlands)

9.Consultancy firms and the circulation of policy paradigms: roles, responsibilities and impacts

(Host: ARCADIS, Netherlands – Geographical focus: Chile, Colombia)

10.Neither privatizing nor-remunicipalizing: Austerity as a means of initiating re-commoning governance practices

(Host: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands – Geographical focus: Greece)

11.Assessing the sustainability of water governance systems in global comparison

(Host: Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Germany – Geographical focus: Global)

12.Understanding the evolution of informal water markets in Eastern Africa*

(Host: University of Oxford, England – Geographical focus: Kenya)

*THIS POSITION HAS ALREADY BEEN FILLED

13.Integrating patterns of urban water governance in Southeast Asia

(Host: Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands – Geographical focus: Indonesia)

14.Integrity, infrastructure and water sub-sector reform: comparing large scale irrigation and urban water supply in India and Indonesia

(Host: School of Oriental and African Studies of London, England – Geographical focus: India, Indonesia)

15.Financing drinking water services in rural Eastern Africa*

(Host: University of Oxford, England – Geographical focus: Kenya)

*THIS POSITION HAS ALREADY BEEN FILLED

Please be aware of the Mobility Rule for this call: at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

Thanks for sharing!

Best wishes,

Rutgerd Boelens

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