THE INSTITUTE FOR WATER RESEARCH
Grahamstown - South Africa
The objectives of the IWR are to contribute to the knowledge of and promote the understanding and wise use of natural water resources in southern Africa.
These objectives are achieved in a number of ways:
- Research into the structure, function and components of natural water systems
- Contract projects aimed at solving specific water-related problems
- Teaching at all levels within Rhodes University
- Dissemination of information by written articles and public lectures
- Service on research and management committees outside Rhodes University
- Capacity building and community education for the water sector
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1 year Post Doctoral opportunity: Innovations in Water Governance
The Institute for Water Research and the Department of Environmental Science, at Rhodes University seeks an energetic post doctoral researcher to join a dynamic group of interdisciplinary researchers working broadly in the area of water governance in South Africa.
The researcher will work in an inclusive and supportive environment, and will collaborate with researchers from environmental science, environmental education, anthropology, geography and water sciences to synthesise findings across multiple studies.
Key areas of interest and/or expertise for this person might include: complexity theory, social-ecological systems, social learning, transdisciplinarity and multi-scale governance. The successful candidate is expected to produce conceptual and empirical synthesis papers that will inform a broader project funded by the nationally funded Global Change Society and Sustainability Research Programme.
Applicants should have a Ph.D., and an established ability to write and publish academic work.
Dates: January - December 2013
Salary: R200000 over 12 months
Travel costs to and from Grahamstown will be covered.
The closing date for applications is November 15th, 2012.
Interested individuals should submit
- a covering letter,
- a curriculum vitae,
- pdf copies of up to 3 recent publications,
- and a list of three referees
to Georgina Cundill. All letters will be treated as confidential.
A BSc student, Asiphe Sahula has been awarded a prestigious Canon Collins Trust Graca Machel Scholarship for women for 2012, to study Honours in Environmental Water Management at Rhodes University. The scholarship provides full tuition, a study resource allowance, living expenses allowance and mentoring. This scholarship is awarded to students from a wide range of disciplines, but favour is given to applications for courses or degrees that are relevant to the development needs of Southern Africa. It is awarded to applicants who demonstrate a desire to be part of and to contribute to the future prosperity of Southern Africa.
Asiphe is a member of the Unilever Centre for Environmental Water Quality and her honours project will focus on the impacts of suspended sediment in rivers. She has clearly demonstrated how her chosen institution course fit with the Trust's ambitions, as well as once qualified, how she intends to make a difference. Mrs Machel is particularly keen to provide scholarships to women who have experienced significant struggle in their lives and who have sought to overcome these difficulties. Applicants are expected to demonstrate clearly how their application fits within this agenda. Asiphe was selected for this scholarship among thousands of applications from women from all 15 SADC and to now be referred to as a Canon Collins Scholar. She regards this as her opportunity for further academic growth and the key to fulfil her dream of being part of a generation of difference.
Institute for Water Research
PO Box 94
Grahamstown, 6140, South Africa
Voice: +27 46 6224014 | 6222428 | 6224014 | 6038532 | 6038334
Fax: +27 46 6229427
Old Geology Building
33° 18' 46.9" S
26° 31' 10.3" E
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