PhD research scholarship opportunities at CWI

Posted 13 January 2012

Connected Waters Initiative (CWI)

PhD research scholarship opportunities are now available in the Connected Waters Initiative Research Centre, University of New South Wales(UNSW). We are looking for dedicated, well-motivated and enthusiastic students interested in climate-surface-ground water interactions.

At UNSW, an extensive range of research facilities are available to students via the UNSW Analytical Centre, as well as specialised facilities such as stable isotope mass spectrometers, a geotechnical centrifuge for investigating aquitard hydrology, high-performance computer modelling and access to extensive field-based borehole and climate monitoring infrastructure. PhD students would be expected to take the opportunity of affiliating to the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT), a multimillion dollar investment into groundwater research and training in Australia. Additional top-up scholarships are available from the NCGRT.

Projects are available in a wide range of fields, including:

  • Characterising fractured rock systems
  • Heat as a tracer for groundwater flow
  • Combining multiple tracers in ground and surface water interaction
  • Novel application of stable isotopes in the hydrological cycle
  • Stalagmite proxies of paleo groundwater recharge and paleoclimate
  • Characterising specific storage in silts and clays using seismic and gravity methods
  • Aquitard hydrology at accelerated gravity
  • Computational geoscience
  • Modelling the impact aquifer heterogeneity
  • Cellular automata modelling of eco-hydrological dynamics
  • Remote sensing of the hydrological system
  • Coupled groundwater-surface-vegetation-atmosphere modelling
  • Heat as a tracer in highly karstified aquifers

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