Understanding the water use change in the Murray-Darling Basin

Project opportunity

This Earmarked Scholarship project is aligned with a recently awarded Category 1 research grant. It offers you the opportunity to work with leading researchers and contribute to large projects of national significance.

This PhD project is a part of an ARC Discovery project which aims to improve socio-economic and environmental benefits from water through strengthening stakeholder engagement. This PhD project will investigate the water use change of the Murray-Darlin Basin as a whole and its 22 catchments in the past 120 years, and the drivers and ecological consequences of the water use changes will be analysed as well.

Scholarship value

As a scholarship recipient, you'll receive: 

  • living stipend of $32,192 per annum tax free (2023 rate), indexed annually
  • tuition fees covered
  • single Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)


Professor Yongping Wei

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Email: yongping.wei@uq.edu.au

Preferred educational background

Your application will be assessed on a competitive basis.

We take into account your

  • previous academic record
  • publication record
  • honours and awards
  • employment history.

The applicant is expected to have broad environmental management background, in particular catchment processes & management, for example, catchment water balance analysis.

The applicant will demonstrate academic achievement in the field(s) of environmental management and the potential for scholastic success.

A background or knowledge of catchment processes & management is highly desirable.

Latest commencement date

If you are the successful candidate, you must commence by Research Quarter 3, 2023. You should apply at least 3 months prior to the research quarter commencement date.

If you are an international applicant, you may need to apply much earlier for visa requirements.

How to apply

You apply for this project as part of your PhD program application.

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