Watershed Management Under Changing Climate and Land-use

University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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We invite applications for a PhD position on “Watershed Management Under Changing Climate and Land-use” at the HydroGeoScience for Watershed Management research group, Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, The University of British Columbia (UBC-Vancouver).

Research Group:

HydroGeoScience for Watershed Management (HGS-WM) is an interdisciplinary research group that uses bottom-up and top-down modelling approaches to generate scientific evidences required to inform watershed management. The research group is part of UBC’s Geological Engineering program which has a rich history of over 100 years. For more information visit: www.hydrogeosciencewatershedmanagement.com/.

Project Aim:

The successful candidate will determine the impacts of climate and land-use changes on the pathway and travel time of hydrologic fluxes, and their linkages to flood-rich and drought-rich periods. In addition to scientific achievements, this project will provide management authorities in Canada and abroad with science-based decision-making tools to meet water and ecosystem sustainability targets and to ensure the flood/drought resilience of landscapes.


  • Sound knowledge on catchment hydrology
  • Expertise in developing (semi)distributed hydrologic models
  • Knowledge on hydrograph analysis
  • Some experience with model scripting/programming
  • Some experience with GIS methods & software
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English

Additional comments

Applications should include: i) a cover letter with detailed explanations on how the applicant meets the requirements for the position, ii) a curriculum vita, iii) academic transcripts, and iv) the names and contact information of three professional references. Application materials should be combined into a single PDF document and be sent to Dr. Ali Ameli at: aameli@eoas.ubc.ca , by December 8, 2019

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