|From||"Roger Brugge" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Tue, 8 Oct 2013 08:02:07 +0000|
Forwarded from CLIMLIST... The Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Department of Hydrology and Hydrodynamics, Warsaw, Poland seeks highly motivated candidate for a: PhD position “Adaptation to floods under a future climate” duration 3 years, start date: 1.12.2013 Reference WP2/WP4 The Institut eof Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences (IGF PAS) is a multidisciplinary organization engaged in advanced research, teaching and service provision in cutting-edge geophysical sciences and is one of the largest research centres in Poland working towards understanding and monitoring the environment. In all classifications IGF PAS has been ranked within top 3 Polish institutions dealing with Earth Sciences. The main areas of expertise of IGF PAS are: seismology, geomagnetism, Earth s interior dynamics, physics of the atmosphere, hydrology and polar research. The Hydrology and Hydrodynamics department focuses on the transport and mixing of contaminants in surface waters, flood wave transformation and flood risk, water resources management, assessment of the impact of climate change from theoretical and experimental perspectives. For more information visit:www.igf.edu. The successful applicant will develop an adaptation strategy for the potential effects of future changes in climate on floods, based on likely changes in hydrological indices. The PhD objectives include developing methods and strategies for transferring new research results on likely changes in high flow events under a future climate into useful information for decision makers. The objectives will be accomplished by fulfilling the following tasks: (i) distinguishing types of flood protection measures and constructions which require climate change adaptation from those which do not, based on operating times, expected rates of change, and other issues; (ii) analysing how expected changes in flood risk can be classified into categories which are useful in practice in Poland, including a comparison with current procedures in Norway; , (iii) investigating how quantified uncertainty can be taken into account in decision making in Norway and Poland; and (iv) testing adaptation strategies for flood hazard under a future climate in practice using selected test basins in Poland ; and (v) discussing the risk and reliability of different adaptation measures. We seek a candidatewith an MSc degree in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Geography, or Hydrology. Numerate applicants with some knowledge of modeling who also have knowledge of, or experience with, planning issues and land use management will be particularly welcome. A good level of both written and spoken English is mandatory, together with good communication skills. We offera position in an international and interdisciplinary team. The PhD is funded by a Polish-Norwegian Research Program, within the Polish-Norwegian project “Climate Change Impact on Hydrological Extremes (CHIHE)”. The project is run in cooperation with the Hydrology Department of the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), including individuals who have been involved in developing the climate change adaptation strategy for flood hazards in Norway. We specifically encourage qualified female researchers to apply. The successful candidate will develop skills in water management issues, uncertainty analysis, climate change impacts on flood risk and working with large datasets. Applications including the reference (WP2/WP4), cover letter, full CV, certificates and contact details of two referees shall be sent in a single PDF file to <email@example.com> by 30.10.2013. For further information contact Prof. Dr hab. Renata Romanowicz (<firstname.lastname@example.org>) or Dr. Marzena Osuch (<email@example.com>).
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