About the Project
The Tayside waterfront encompass many of these multi-uses and threats. A new £7m flood defence scheme along the waterfront in Dundee was tested during winter storm Ciara in Feb 2020. However, a combination of high tide and large tidal surge led to widespread flooding across the low-lying coastal waterfront. A key focus here lies in the developments in flood risk management and assessment of risk using a multi-disciplinary approach including input from engineering, geoscience, policy, urban planning and increasingly community-based approaches to resilience and well-being.
The key aim of this project is to better understand how integration of ‘place-based waterfront approaches’ for innovative flood protection and vulnerability risk assessments can develop ‘waterfront smart cities’ in the 21st century, promoting better quality of life, well-being, resilience and protection against extreme climate change. This Hydronations PhD Studentship will benefit from expertise in hazard geoscience (Prof Sue Dawson) and the integration of place-making in city urban planning (Dr Al Waer).
We invite applications from highly motivated candidates with interests in interdisciplinary integration of flood geoscience using mixed methodologies across social science. The successful applicant will have a 1st or 2.1 class degree in a relevant subject (e.g. geography, urban planning, environmental engineering, geoscience etc.); qualification at Masters level may be an advantage.
Applicants are strongly advised to make an informal enquiry about the PhD to the primary supervisor well before the final submission deadline. Applicants must send a completed application form (available here https://www.hydronationscholars.scot/apply), their Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter to the primary supervisor by the final submission deadline of 8th January.
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