PhD position: Water in the UK: Changing patterns of water use in high-use households

This project examines how and why high rates of water use occur in some households, and what can be done to reduce demand. As a mixed method study, we’re looking for someone with skills in both qualitative and quantitative research (or at least a willingness to learn!). They’ll drive at least one experimental initiative to reduce domestic water use in these homes, working with Northumbrian Water to inform their onward water efficiency strategy.

Closing date: 5th October 2022.

This PhD is co-funded by Northumbrian Water and provides an exceptional opportunity for integrated working with industry and policy stakeholders, as well as the usual fantastic benefits of a position at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research (UoM) and with co-supervision in Geography and the links to a variety of networks that this provides. Full details can be found in the link. Candidates should contact in the first instance to discuss their eligibility and application process. Note that this is a 3.5 year studentships that starts in January 2023 and cover fees at the Home rate and provide a tax-free stipend at the standard UKRI rate (£16,062 in 2022-23). EU students who hold settled or pre-settled status and meet the residency requirements for Home fee status are very welcome to apply.