PHD Scholarship in Community Flood Resilience

28th June 2019

The Hunter Valley Flood Mitigation Scheme program is supporting a PhD scholarship in community disaster resilience in floods. The Scheme is operated by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and is currently under review.

A key component of the review is to understand the cultural expectations of floodplain communities, the underlying assumptions about floods and flood mitigation that drive individual and community behaviour, and to identify the most effective community engagement mechanisms for driving safe and effective risk reduction. 

The PhD scholarship is intended to provide significant insights to these issues, identify state-of-the-art approaches to community engagement in resilience building by understanding exposure, risk and vulnerability to natural hazards, and develop schemes for effective community engagement in the Hunter Valley. 

The successful candidate will be expected to enroll full-time at the University of Newcastle and commence studies by the end of 2019. 

Details are at the University of Newcastle website.

Applications close on 14 July 2019.


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