We just won a Scenario NERC DTP 2021/22 grant and we are recruting PhD students. Field aspects of the PhD will be undertaken in collaboration with Kyambogo University in Uganda.
The PhD project is associated with ongoing research activities being undertaken by the supervisors in East Africa as detailed in King et al., 2020. There is considerable scope for the student to exhibit excellence and originality in developing the details of the project and tailoring the field and desk work to answer novel research questions, which will have real-world impact in both the drinking water and health sector and engineering sector. Incorporating climate change scenarios will also provide an opportunity to explore future challenges to drinking-water infrastructure and the links with UN SDGs. We anticipate that the research from this PhD will be publishable in high impact journals and has been discussed with and is of interest to the World Health Organization water and sanitation Programme Manager (Oliver Schmoll).