Monday, December 05, 2011
FELLOWSHIP: Making Scarce Water Work for All
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for fellowships at the Global Research Institute (GRI), a leading think tank on salient global issues. During academic years 2012-13 and 2013-14, the GRI is focusing on the challenges faced by a world population likely to rise to 9 or 9.5 billion by mid-century, seeking to provide water, sanitation and hygiene for all.
With urbanization continuing to advance, and with more and more of the world’s growing, increasingly urban population seeking to share in the bounty of economic growth and development, demand for water, already furious, will intensify further. Even in the face of daunting challenges, many innovative researchers have pioneered new ways to use existing supplies of water more efficiently and to distribute such supplies more equitably, made advances in the fight against water-borne diseases, and met pressing environmental challenges. People across the globe are becoming increasingly conscious of both the value and price of water, and the era of “smart water” is clearly upon us. There is, then, much reason for hope, even optimism, going forward.
Accordingly, the GRI will offer a limited number of fellowships in 2012-13 to researchers working on topics germane to the themes outlined above. We therefore encourage exceptionally talented scholars and practitioners from around the world to work with water experts at UNC-CH in fields such as public policy, planning, sustainable development, environmental engineering, and global health.
Deadline: January 30, 2012