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. https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/water-in-the-uk-changing-patterns-of-water-use-in-high-use-households/?p146502.

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 Claire.hoolohan@manchester.ac.uk 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.