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Geography (flood risk) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  ONE Planet DTP - Improving flood risk management in small or flashy catchments under climate change (OP20239)
  Prof H Fowler
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Understanding the impact of climate change on high flows is important for making sound land use planning and flood risk management decisions.
  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.
  Research Masters. KESS2 Scholarship:A hydrological modelling toolkit to enhance flood management and infrastructure decisions in Gwynedd County, Wales
  Dr S Patil
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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PhD Type

Flood risk mitigation is a major societal challenge and will be increasingly important in the future due to climate change threats.
  Transport of radioactive waste along the Sellafield shoreline: climate change impact and mitigation strategies through nature based solutions
  Dr N Leonardi, Prof A Plater
Applications accepted all year round

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This proposal aims to build on previous collaboration across the Department of Geography and Planning and NNL on the ARCoES project.
  EPSRC PhD studentship in: Evaluating the Public Health Risks of Urban Flooding Events
  Dr I Douterelo, Dr JD Shucksmith, Dr H Jensen
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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EPSRC PhD studentship in. Evaluating the Public Health Risks of Urban Flooding Events. 3.5-years tax-free stipend of £15,000 per year and all tuition fees paid.
  ONE Planet DTP - Evaluating time-varying hazard and risk from proglacial lakes in Lunana, Bhutan. (OP20288)
  Dr R Carr
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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PhD Type

Bhutan is highly vulnerable to Glacier Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs), as hydroelectric power (HEP) supplies ~100% of its power and accounts ~60% of its GDP.
  Rewilding and Natural Flood Management
  Research Group: Earth Surface Science
  Dr G Harvey, Dr A Henshaw, Dr S Clarke
Applications accepted all year round

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Over the last decade, the UK has experienced some of the most significant and extreme flood events of the last 100 years, and predicted changes in precipitation are expected to increase the frequency and costs of flooding.
  SEESALT: Novel ways to ’SEE’ coastal ’SALT’ marshes using low-cost drones and sensors
  Dr D Green, Dr D Mauquoy
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Saltmarshes are found extensively along low wave energy coastlines resulting from fine sediment accumulation and vegetation establishment.
  ONE Planet DTP - Mainstreaming green infrastructure: how to better use the green belt to address the climate and biodiversity emergencies in North East England . (Ref: OP202063)
  Prof A Scott
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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There is considerable public & policy attention around the optimal use for green belts (GB). This is polarised between those who see GB’s purpose simply as preventing urban sprawl and those who see GB as potential sites to meet housing need through careful and selective GB releases.
  ONE Planet DTP - Reducing uncertainty in the glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) modelling cascade (Ref: OP202038)
  Dr M Westoby
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The size and number of moraine-dammed supraglacial and proglacial lake systems have increased rapidly in recent decades in response to climatic change.
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