Cranfield University: Research Fellow in Water Security and Livelihoods

By Robert Lyons on 4th October 2017
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

We are looking for someone to join our team who is passionate about improving water supply to the 844 million people who still do not have access to even a basic source of drinking water. Specifically, someone to support research into the development of a novel water security indicator for pastoralists in Ethiopia. There are over 12 million pastoralists in Ethiopia and over 200 million worldwide. Many of these people use water in complex ways which are poorly accounted for by conventional water access and water security measures.

Your research will form part of a new research agenda examining the potential for emotion and wellbeing based indicators to be used as a way to measure the success of water programmes for these vulnerable populations. Ultimately, this will help governments and aid agencies design and evaluate more appropriate water programmes for pastoralist communities in Ethiopia and elsewhere.

You will be responsible for organising and carrying out surveying fieldwork in Ethiopia as part of this project as well as analysing the collected data and supporting the development of significant conceptual and theoretical contributions to relevant literatures.