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  (MERI) Irrigation poverty traps in the Eastern Gangetic Plains
  Research Group: Molecular Environmental Sciences
  Dr T Foster, Prof D Polya
Application Deadline: 6 February 2019
Agriculture is central to the livelihoods of millions of rural households across South Asia. For the majority of smallholder farmers in this region, the dominant source of irrigation water supply is groundwater.
  Assessing and Mitigating Microbial Risks Associated with Irrigation Systems Used in Total Controlled Environment Agriculture (TCEA)
  Dr N Holden, Prof N Strachan, Dr A Holmes
Application Deadline: 31 January 2019
Background. Microbial contamination of horticultural crops can result in serious outbreaks of foodborne illness or crop losses through plant disease.
  Water Sensitive Cities and Commons: using recycled water for maintenance irrigation in order for green-blue infrastructure planting schemes to be more reliably sustained
  Dr K Hyde, Dr D Perrotti
Applications accepted all year round
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 culverted underneath districts or unhealthy, overgrown feeder streams and ponds that seem to have no social role or function.
  Tree-sewage symbiosis for healthy forests and people
  Prof P Davies, Dr D Hunt
Application Deadline: 6 February 2019
The deterioration of surface and groundwater quality in peri-urban areas of many emerging economies such as India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan and Vietnam is a serious cause for concern.
  Dam impact and management in an era of change: the case of the TAMS Hydropower Project in Ethiopia (Advert Reference: RDF19/EE/MCE/MOTTA)
  Dr D Motta
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
The TAMS hydropower project is a proposed multipurpose project located in the Baro River basin in Southwestern Ethiopia. The project area is at the junction zone between the lowering, thickly wooded highlands of the Baro River basin and the alluvial, fertile plains of the lower Baro River.
  Optimising urban environments by integrating surface water and greywater systems with urban agriculture
  Dr K Hyde
Applications accepted all year round
Greywater, or water that originated from showering and bathing, after subsequent treatment has important potential for sustaining urban agriculture and urban green infrastructure.
  Organic wastes and food, energy and water provision in Sub-Saharan Africa
  Prof J Smith, Prof P Hallett
Applications accepted all year round
Globally, over 2.8 billion people still rely on unsustainable solid biomass for cooking and heating, of which ~2.2 billion (78%) live in rural areas.
  Turning the tide on saline driven soil degradation: can root iron plaques improve the tolerance of rice to salinity stress?
  Dr P Williams, Dr G Norton
Application Deadline: 31 January 2019
This project will be supervised by Dr Paul Williams of Queen’s University School of Biological Sciences and by Dr Gareth Norton of the University of Aberdeen’s School of Biological Sciences.
  Establishing a Scientific-Evidence Base for a Paradigm Shift for Regenerative Clinical Dentistry
  Dr J Camilleri
Applications accepted all year round
Management of diseases to the dental pulp is undertaken clinically using protocols that are historical and have no scientific background.
  Tracing the geological signature of a human-induced transformation of the biosphere in Indonesia
  Prof M Williams, Dr J A Zalasiewicz
Application Deadline: 21 January 2019
The human impact on the biosphere is profound and has been expressed in terms of species introductions, extirpations and extinctions, command of production, and the ability to modify species and whole ecosystems for human use.
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