PhD researcher 'Integrity, infrastructure and water sub-sector reform: comparing large scale irrigation and urban water supply in India and Indonesia'

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

London, , GB

PhD Project Title: Integrity, infrastructure and water sub-sector reform: comparing large scale irrigation and urban water supply in India and Indonesia


Supervisor: Professor Peter P. Mollinga, Department of Development Studies, SOAS University of London, [email protected]


The European Union has awarded a prestigious grant of four million euros for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) to the NEWAVE ‘Next Water Governance’ proposal led by Dr Jampel Dell’Angelo and Prof. Dave Huitema at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in partnership with SOAS University of London and 28 participating organisations globally.

The transnational and transdisciplinary network of excellence that has now been funded has two key objectives. The first is to develop and implement a cutting-edge research agenda on the key water governance priorities and prepare actionable insights for future directions. The second is to train a new generation of 15 water governance early stage researchers and ensure that they have the skills to make significant contributions to water governance research and practice.


The Network will leverage SOAS’ expertise on water politics and governance through research, education and engagement. Prof. Peter P. Mollinga will lead the SOAS team. The SOAS team will work with its academic and local partners to explore the dynamics of institutional arrangements with regard to integrity in the irrigation and water supply sub-sectors. Professor Peter Mollinga will supervise 1 of the 15 PhD researchers, based in the Department of Development Studies at SOAS University of London.


The description of this PhD research project on the NEWAVE website can be found here


Suitably qualified candidates wishing to apply for this position should submit a CV with details identifying the fit and motivation for the role and a short proposal through the NEWAVE Submission page. Please do not apply via the click here to apply  button on the Soas jobs website. Prospective applicants should review the eligibility criteria stipulated in the Information Note for Marie Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellows Innovative Training Networks

Please contact Professor Peter P. Mollinga ([email protected]) at the SOAS University of London for further information.
The period of employment and PhD registration at SOAS will be from 15 Sep 2020 to 15 Sep 2023.
Application deadline:12pm/GMT on 5th April 2020 




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