A PhD research assistantship is currently available at CSU to workon UWIN project “Water management solutions to enhance capacity for use of alternative water sources/“. The student will conduct research to evaluate water management solutions to enhance capacity for use of alternative water sources. For this project, research will include evaluation of how water management strategies (e.g. water conservation, stormwater capture and use, and graywater and wastewater reuse) can enable urban water systems to be more sustainable. The Integrated Urban Water Model (IUWM), developed at CSU, will be applied to evaluate the capacity of these water management strategies to improve water supply reliability and resilience under varying pressures (e.g. climate, population, land use change). Configuration and scale of these practices will be integral components of the study. Analysis will be conducted in urban areas in six regions throughout the US and the project will evaluate co-benefits via life cycle assessment. Ideal candidates will have experience with developing, and application of models (including calibration and verification) as well as statistical analysis tools for data analysis.
For more information, please contact Dr. Sybil Sharvelle via email.