KIT-UoM Joint PhD:Comparing institutional frames to establish an integrated urban water-energy management system

KIT-UoM Joint PhD:Comparing institutional frames to establish an integrated urban water-energy management system

This PhD project will examine the societal as well as techno-economic conditions of the current waste, waste water and energy management systems in selected cities. This will include formal and informal institutions and regulations within the respective policy settings and projected climate changes. The research aims to understand the different starting conditions to transform existing infrastructures and to identify transformation pathways to implement sustainable integrated concepts in respect waste-water-energy systems. The research is based on a transdisciplinary approach and stakeholders will be involved in the research.

If successful, the PhD candidate will be enrolled at both the University of Melbourne through Melbourne School of Design and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and will be co-supervised by supervisors at both institutions. The researcher will be based at KIT, and will spend at least twelve months at the University of Melbourne.

The application process is competitive, with higher than the equivalent of a University of Melbourne 80% in a relevant degree expected. Information on undertaking a doctorate at KIT and eligibility information can be seen here, with information on the University of Melbourne entry requirements here.

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  • Dr. Witold-Roger Poganietz is Head of the Research Field “Energy - resources, technologies, systems”, Institute of Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology...
  • Janet Stanley is a Principal Research Fellow - Urban Social Resilience at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, visiting Professor at the University of Hiroshima, Japan, a Director of the...
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