Seeking graduate students (MS and PhD) who are interested in research on water governance, water security, and sustainable transitions to start in Fall 2019. New graduate students will be joining a vibrant group of current staff researchers, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate students at Texas A&M University who study various dimensions of water security and governance.
Areas of specific interest that complement themes of current research include:
- Household and community-scale water insecurity
- Socio-technological change and the political ecology of water infrastructure
- Urban water security and governance of sustainable transitions
- General themes of urban groundwater governance, desalination and water reuse.
Students who work in the area of household and community-scale water insecurity will also have professionalization and networking opportunities through the interdisciplinary NSF-funded HWISE RCN (Household Water Insecurity Experiences-Research Coordination Network, https://hwise-rcn.org/).
Students interested in urban water security will have opportunities to work in a large research "X-Grant" project funded by Texas A&M University Presidential Excellence Fund ("Pathways to sustainable urban water security: Desalination and water reuse in the 21st Century), urbanwaterpathways.wordpress.com/team. Students will also have opportunities to participate in an interdisciplinary community of researchers in policy, engineering, urban planning, law, and the Texas Water Resources Institute.
Funding is available for up to four years (through graduate teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and fellowships) with the potential for additional support thereafter. For more information, please contact me (email@example.com) and consult https://wendyjepson.net/.
The application deadline for Fall 2019 funding is January 1, 2019. To apply to the Texas A&M graduate school submit your application to http://admissions.tamu.edu/graduate/apply
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