Oportunidades en hidrología ~ Bioblogia.net

23 de marzo de 2008

Oportunidades en hidrología

Researchers based at University of British Columbia (Okanagan) in Kelowna, B.C. and at The University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Man., Canada are undertaking a collaborative research project examining water resources and sustainability at the watershed scale. The research watershed is part of the Okanagan Basin which is facing climate change, population growth, mountain pine beetle impacts on forestry and changing agricultural practices and economics. The project has four immediate openings for graduate students (Masters or Ph.D.). Successful candidates will work within a multidisciplinary team, which includes partners at Environment Canada, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada and the United States Forest Services. Financial support will be provided through a combination of an NSERC strategic research grant, and other research and teaching assistantships. Interested candidates should have a background appropriate to the project component such as hydrology, hydrogeology, envir!
onmental chemistry, physical geography, eco-hydrology and sustainability economics. For consideration, please send the appropriate contact below by e-mail with: a letter of intent, including a statement of interests, a resume, and names and addresses of 3 references. Unofficial transcripts would also be appreciated.

1) Surface water and groundwater interactions (Dr. Craig Nichol, UBCO; E-mail: craig.nichol@ubc.ca <mailto:craig.nichol@ubc.ca> ). This project will focus on the application of geochemical and isotopic methods to understand interactions between surface water and groundwater in a community watershed.

2) Estimation of spatially varied groundwater recharge (Dr. Al Woodbury, University of Manitoba; E-mail: woodbur@cc.umanitoba.ca <mailto:woodbur@cc.umanitoba.ca> ). The project will use field data and land surface model to estimate spatially varied groundwater recharge.

3) Estimation of future water demand (Dr. John Janmaat, UBCO; E-mail: john.janmaat@ubc.ca <mailto:john.janmaat@ubc.ca> ). This project will involve Environment Canada, and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to use both environmental data and economic modeling to estimate future water demand using a multiple crop land use model as well as climate change scenarios.

4) Watershed hydrology and sustainability simulation (Dr. Adam Wei, UBCO; E-mail: adam.wei@ubc.ca <mailto:adam.wei@ubc.ca> ). This project will use a suitable watershed scale hydrology model to predict the impacts of watershed disturbance, climate change and population growth on surface water hydrology.

For general information about all projects, contact Adam Wei:
Department of Earth & Environmental Science
University of British Columbia (Okanagan)
3333 University Way
Kelowna, B.C.
Canada V1V 1V7
E-mail: adam.wei@ubc.ca
Web: http://people.ok.ubc.ca/adamwei/

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