Water Resources Assessment in a Coupled Human and Natural System (SUSTech candidates only)


Please contact Professor Joseph Holden (Leeds) or Professor Junguo Liu (SUSTech) to discuss this project further informally.

Project description

The project aims to investigate the green/blue water interactions, ecological impacts of water use, and physical-virtual water transformations by developing coupled water-economy-environment models. China and the Jing-Jin-Ji region will be used as case areas for this project. The project may use an additional comparison in England by studying aspects of the Leeds City Region Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy, to understand the joint economic and environmental basis for investment and to test translation of model approaches between very different socio-ecological systems.

Key benefits

This project is available as part of the Leeds-SUSTech Split-Site PhD Programme

Entry requirements

Applications are invited from candidates with or expecting a minimum equivalent of a UK upper second class honours degree (2:1), and/or a Master's degree in the relevant subject area.

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University’s minimum English Language requirements.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted via SUSTech in the first instance. Following nomination by SUSTech, formal applications for Split-site research degree study should then be made online through the University of Leeds website.

If you require any further information about the application process please contact Jacqui Manton e: j.manton@leeds.ac.uk.