3 funded #PhDs available in water and climate impacts engineering @nclceser @TyndallCentre #ibuild

Three fully funded PhD studentships, led by academics from CESER, are available in topics that address water and climate engineering:

1. Vulnerability of shallow groundwater and surface water resources used for irrigation in rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa to climate variability and change.
2. Will catchment scale afforestation for mitigating flooding significantly reduce water resource availability and productive farmland?
3. Attribution of climate risks in urban areas for the design of adaptation pathways.

Each Doctoral Training Award is for £20,000 per annum. This award is sufficient to cover home(UK)/EU fees and a contribution to an annual stipend (living expenses).  Applications from outside the EU are welcome but must note the stipend will be reduced according to the difference in tuition fees. Applications will be considered as they are received, until 18th August 2014 or sooner if the awards are made before this date.  Applicants must be able to start the PhD in September.

More information can be found via the links above, or at the CESER PhD webpage.

@nclceser @EuroGeosciences Paul Quinn debates the implications of geoengineering at the EGU

downloadOver 600 people attended the Great Geoengineering Debate that took place at the 2014 European Geophysical Union meeting in Vienna on 29th April. A panel of experts, Prof. Ken Caldeira, Dr Krishna Kumar Kanikicharla, Prof. Mark Lawrence, Prof. Andreas Oschlies and CESER academic Dr Paul Quinn, debated the implications of climate engineering and whether there is an appetite to start Geoengineering experiments now as part of the Geoscience community agenda. A number of concerns were raised by the panel but more importantly the sentiment of the audience was very much against the idea of starting Geoengineering experiments now.