Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB) has been collaborating with government bodies and community-based organisations, such as Permatil, in Timor-Leste to improve sustainable access to water through community led catchment management and water conservation. This PhD project will form a core part of an ongoing collaboration between EWB and RMIT University to further this work. Specifically, the PhD candidate will co-lead (with an EWB senior technical manager in Timor-Leste) an investigation to strengthen access to drinking water in rural Timor-Leste investigating catchment management, effective water technologies, environmental restoration, and nature-based solutions.
It is expected that the candidate spends an extended period in Timor-Leste for data collection, field work and other collaborative activities. This project would suit a candidate with knowledge and interest in humanitarian engineering who also has experience working internationally or even in Timor-Leste. The project suits a candidate with experience in hydrogeology, water resource management or water engineering more broadly. The candidate does not need to speak Tetun but should be willing to learn. Bahasa Indonesia or Portuguese language skills would also be advantageous.
You can find out more and how to apply here. Applications should be submitted by 11:59pm (AEST) Sunday 21st August 2022.