* Research fellowship on the ‘Future of the World’s Water’

The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, University of Singapore, offers a research fellowship on the ‘Future of the World’s Water’. This fellowship provides an opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research on the traditional and non-traditional drivers of change for water management beyond 2020. These drivers include, but are not limited to, population, urbanization, globalization, free trade, HIV/AIDS, technological developments and increasing interrelationships between water, food, energy, and environmental securities. The fellow will collaborate and participate in the research programme on the Future of World’s Water under Prof. Asit K. Biswas and Prof. Cecilia Tortajada of the School’s Institute of Water Policy. The Institute was established to undertake research on water policies and governance within Singapore and the region as part of the School’s mission to raise standards of governance and improve the lives of people in the region. The Institute is also a Centre of Excellence for Water Governance under the Asia Pacific Water Forum’s network of Regional Water Knowledge Hubs. The fellowship will have a two-year duration, renewable. The successful candidate will be a researcher able to work in multidisciplinary and multisectoral settings. S/he has broad knowledge of public policies especially in terms of water. Added assets are publications in reputed journals and experience in research collaboration. Specific requirements are: a Ph.D. degree and background on water in relation with engineering, economics, biology, environment, politics or sociology; broad knowledge of public policy formulation and implementation; research experience in collaboration with external organizations; good communication skills in the English language, oral and written. Applicants are invited to submit electronically, to Bernard Tan at sppbtys@nus.edu.sg, their CV, Table 1 (opens a PDF file in a separate page) duly completed and a two-page note on what they think are important water problems in the world. Application should be received by 31 March 2010.