PhD studentship: Water Network Resilience

University of Nottingham

Nottingham, , GB

Supervised by Rasa Remenyte-Prescott and John Andrews (Faculty of Engineering)

Aim: To develop an analysis tool for water network resilience 

One of the essential networks for society is water distribution networks. The delivery of water to the customers is affected through different threats to the system. These include: failure of components in the system, which are accelerated through the aging of the infrastructure; climate change, due to changing weather conditions and environmental factors impacting on the system; and deliberate planned acts, such as targeted terrorist activities. 

This exciting project will focus on developing a mathematical model (and a supporting research software) to predict the key performance indicators of a water network, when links in the network are fully or partially failed. It will investigate the impact of the different threat types and identify the critical links in the network, which most affect the network performance. Resilience evaluation will consist of proposing a method for the best use of resource allocation, which will make water networks robust and resilient to these threats.

Summary: Open to UK/EU/overseas student. The length of the project is three years. No funding available but students can apply at 

Entry Requirements: Starting October 2020, we require an enthusiastic graduate with a 1st class degree in engineering, science, maths or a relevant discipline, preferably at Masters level (in exceptional circumstances a 2:1 degree can be considered). 

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For any enquiries about the project and the funding please email Rasa Remenyte-Prescott ([email protected]).

This studentship is open until filled. Early application is strongly encouraged.