Tailored Opportunities: Joint PhD Program in Integrated Management of Water, Soil, and Waste


United Nations Universities-FLORES and the Technical University of Dresden are looking for applicants to continue their study in Integrated Management of Water, Soil and Waste. The aim is to produce new generation of environmental scientists, engineers and managers to conduct promote and provide guidance on sustainable management of water, soil and waste. The research topic for dissertation will focus to the advancement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The research topic is relevant to:

• SDG 2 (Zero hunger), e.g related to sustainable intensification of agriculture, including safe use of wastewater in agriculture.

• SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation) e.g related to water quality indicators and monitoring, nature-based solutions for wastewater treatment and ground water quality in the wastewater treatment systems

• SDG 12 (Responsible consumption and production) e.g this is related to integration of organic waste and wastewater into biomass • SDG 13 (Climate action), e.g related to climate impacts on water and soil management in relation to climate adaptation strategies

• SDG 15 (Life on land), e.g related to managing multifunctional land use systems to secure soil-and-water related ecosystem services, particularly in the drylands areas


The applicants should be graduates in engineering, social sciences, and natural sciences


The deadline of this application is September 15, 2019


For this application candidates should develop a short research proposal detailing their specific interests in the topic, the regional focus of their research, indicate on the availability of data.

Author: African Academic/Researcher

Science and Research by Africans for Africa

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