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  The future role of Citizen Science in catchment management (physical science)
  Research Group: Earth Surface Science
  Prof K Heppell, Prof M Haklay
Applications accepted all year round

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Citizen Science and public participation in the collection of environmental observations for water management (ecosystem health, water quality and resources issues) is a growing field of research activity and long-term monitoring in the water sciences.
  Flood mitigation schemes in rural communities in the south west of England
  Dr K Clarke, Dr A P Dykes, Dr M Ibsen
Applications accepted all year round

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There have been several severe flood events in southwest England in recent years, including Boscastle in 2004, Dawlish in 2014 and Coverack in 2014 and July 2017.
  PhD Studentship in Multi-scale water resources planning in England and Wales
  Prof C Kilsby
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. September 2020. 4 year studentship. Overview. Water resources are under unprecedented pressure as Great Britain is projected to be in deficit by up to 16% of the total demand in the 2050s.
  Biology of the invasive Chinese mitten crab in the river Thames
  Prof D Morritt
Applications accepted all year round

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The Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis, is an invasive brachyuran crab species (one of the top 100 most invasive species) that is now well established in the River Thames and tributaries.
  GW4 FRESH CDT PhD Studentship - Stereoisomerism of antimicrobial agents and risks to freshwater ecosystems
  Prof B Kasprzyk-Hordern
Application Deadline: 11 June 2020

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GW4 FRESH is a consortium of the UK’s top research intensive universities. Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter and research organisations, British Geological Society and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.
  Holocene rapid climate change and vegetation response in Cappadocia, Turkey
  Dr W J Eastwood, Dr J P Sadler
Applications accepted all year round

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Multi-proxy approaches to integrated regional studies of environmental variability during the late Glacial and Holocene can provide valuable insights into the ways that significant shifts in climate have affected natural ecosystems, landscapes and human activities over decadal, centennial and millennial timescales.
  Water Sensitive Cities and Commons: using recycled water for maintenance irrigation to sustain green-blue infrastructure and to supplement the urban form hydrology
  Dr K Hyde
Applications accepted all year round

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Communities with existing urban water infrastructure face barriers to engagement between the urban community and the urban water environment; for example in the case of streams still culverted or unhealthy, overgrown feeder streams and ponds that have lost a social role or function.
  Microsensors for enhancing the sustainability of hydropower in developing nations
  Research Group: Water and Environmental Engineering
  Dr P Kemp
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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PhD Type

Supervisor. Prof Paul Kemp, Professor Paul White. Project description. The project aims to help develop more environmentally sensitive hydropower for Europe and developing nations (e.g.
  Translating sensor technology to advance sustainable hydropower in developing nations
  Research Group: IRIS Centre
  Dr P Kemp
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisory team. Paul Kemp and Paul White. Project description. The project aims to help develop more environmentally sensitive hydropower for developing nations in South America, Africa and Asia by advancing and translating sensor technology in two key areas.
  Research opportunities in the Department of Environment and Geography

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PhD Type

We offer an outstanding, dynamic and multidisciplinary environment in which to carry out PhD research. MPhil/PhD in Human Geography and Environment.
  Disappearing into thin air? Understanding degradation of plastic polymers in soils and freshwaters
  Dr B Surridge
Applications accepted all year round

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Plastic pollution is one of the most pervasive threats facing global ecosystems. However, very little is known about the processes and governing factors that control the persistence of plastic polymers within environmental matrices such as soil or freshwater.
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