The programme group on Governance and Inclusive Development (GID) within the department Human Geography, Planning and International Development is looking for a post-doctoral researcher to support the work on the project 'Water Allocation and Rights Study'. GID works on issues of governance and inclusive development with a focus on social justice, environmental issues and the politics of knowledge. Our staff conduct research on issues such as climate change and water, food governance and land, migration, peace and education, with particular attention to issues of justice and equity. We also run the Master's and Research Master's on International Development Studies as well as the Masters on Advanced Environmental Geography and teach in a variety of courses within GPIO and across the university.
The work for this position is linked to a research project on water allocation principles, and the institutional and regulatory systems for water allocation and water rights, that the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and partners are conducting for the Government of the Netherlands. The postdoc will conduct a content analysis of the property rights regimes in 40+ countries; an analysis of the best practices in water allocation and reallocation; case studies; and develop a database and interactive atlas. It will complement the existing work of the UvA for the Global Commission on the Economics of Water
established by the Foreign Affairs Ministry.What are you going to do
You will be working as a post-doctoral researcher for 18 months (end of project September 30th, 2024) in a research project that focuses on water property, use rights and water allocation systems, and how to improve water governance.You will/tasks:
- The work for this position is linked to a research project on water allocation principles, and the institutional and regulatory systems for water allocation and water rights, which includes a content analysis of the property rights regimes in 40+ countries; an analysis of the best practices in water allocation and reallocation; case studies; and developing a database and interactive atlas;
- writing background reports based on literature reviews and content analysis;
- publish articles in cooperation with colleagues, in appropriate high-level journals;
- managing a database of relevant laws and policies and an interactive water atlas;
- write policy briefs;
- assist in the organisation of conferences, meetings and other events;
- assist in project management;
- undertake any other duties relevant to the programme of research.