- Faculty / Portfolio: School of Geography and Environmental Science, Faculty of Arts
- Location: Clayton campus
- Scholarship Tenure: 3 years full-time
- Scholarship Value: $31,000 per annum
- Closing Date: 15th August 2012
We are seeking two outstanding PhD students who are interested in environmental sustainability and system transitions in the urban water sector. The research will consider the role of people, organisations and institutions in enabling (and constraining) the break-through, diffusion and up-scaling of new and sustainable urban water technologies in the face of competing and conventional practices.
The studies will consider the challenges of climate change and population growth in respect of the adoption of new technologies. Issues of water recycling, conservation and improving waterway health are essential for more sustainable water futures, and while much of the sustainable infrastructure technologies have been developed, widespread implementation is still not evident.
There is a significant role for the social sciences to contribute new knowledge on how best to facilitate radical transitions in the urban water sector, and environmental resource management more broadly.
For more information
- Scholarship and project details (PDF, 110K)
- Enquiries only, Rebekah Brown, Director, Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, School of Geography & Environmental Science, Monash University