Enhancing regional water security in semi-arid regions through improved metropolitan design. 14–17 November 2017, Oaxaca, Mexico

We are now inviting Early Career Researchers from the UK and Mexico to apply to attend this workshop. Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Newton Researcher Links programme.

Location: Casa de la Ciudad, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Application deadline: 18 August 2017.

Coordinators

Andy Barkwith, British Geological Survey (BGS)

Jose Luis Palacio-Prieto, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Mentors

Clara Oloriz (Architectural Association School of Architecture)

Armando Peralta Higuera (UNAM)

Andrew McKenzie (BGS)

Jose Joel Carrillo Rivera (UNAM)

Overview

Under the Researcher Links scheme, the British Council and CONACYT will be holding a workshop on the above theme in Oaxaca, Mexico, on 14th to 17th November 2017. The workshop is being coordinated by Andrew Barkwith (BGS) and Jose Luis Palacio–Prieto (UNAM), and will have contributions from other leading researchers. We are now inviting Early Career Researchers from the UK or Mexico to apply to attend this workshop. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Newton Researcher Links programme. The application form and further details on the initiative are below and should be sent to andr3@bgs.ac.uk before the deadline of 18th August 2017.

Further information

Water security is defined as the capacity of a population to safeguard sustainable access to adequate quantities of water of an acceptable quality. Growing population and the increasing trend of human migration from rural to urban environments is leading to an expansion of the metropolitan landscape, which threatens water security. In semi-arid regions a lack of sustainable water resource planning in the metropolitan design of major cities has further exacerbated problem. This workshop is designed as an interdisciplinary event to lay the foundations for enhancing regional water security in semi–arid regions through improved metropolitan design.

This cross–discipline event will provide a unique opportunity for participants to share research expertise and funding opportunities whilst enhancing collaboration and networking skills. During the workshop participants will have the opportunity to present their research (as a short oral presentation) and discuss their research with other early–career and established researchers, as well as local and national NGOs. The workshop will also include a field trip to a number of locations in and around Oaxaca where urban design is known to impact on local water security.

There will be a focus on building links for future collaborations and participants will be selected on the basis of their research potential and ability to build longer term links. The outcomes of the workshop will be: 1. A roadmap for future collaboration that refines research questions, defines stakeholder requirements and explores future funding avenues; 2. Peer reviewed publication setting out the objectives and avenues for enhancing regional water security in semi–arid regions through improved metropolitan design. Applicants will be expected to contribute towards both the roadmap and publication. Support will be provided by the workshop coordinators and mentors.

Participants must be UK or Mexico based, early–career researchers (within 10 years of receiving their PhD, or with relevant experience) with a research or academic position (either a permanent post, research contract, or teaching/research fellowship etc) at a recognised research institution. The language of the workshop will be in English.

Applicants will be notified on the success of their application by email no more than two months prior to the workshop.


Programme
Programme
Field trip
Field Trip
About Oaxaca
About Oaxaca