Queensland Water Modelling Network – FOUR PHD SCHOLARSHIPS




Queensland Water Modelling Network
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The Queensland Government has funded the Queensland Water Modelling Network (QWMN) to develop a broad network and build the capacity of the modelling of surface water and groundwater resources in the state.
Through the QWMN Innovation Program, the QWMN will support innovation in the sector and enhance modelling capacity by placing a cohort of PhD students with host universities and key industry partners to carry out applied research in water modelling, for natural resources management and environmental outcomes.

As a PhD student (Innovation Associate), you will receive a stipend and generous top up, industry-relevant water modelling experience, and mentoring and personal development carried out through the university, industry partner and the QWMN. As an Innovation Associate you will be expected to become an industry leader in innovation and technology in the water modelling sector.

Titles of the PhD projects under the Innovation Program, and their respective university supervisors and industry partners, are:

  • Project 1: “Modelling water quality in ungauged Great Barrier Reef catchments”
    (University of Southern Queensland / Bureau of Meteorology)
  • Project 2: “Fate and transport of sediment and pathogens in water supply reservoirs”
    (The University of Queensland / Griffith University / Seqwater)
  • Project 3: “Human and climate driven pressures on groundwater and surface water resources of the Gold Coast”
    (Griffith University / The University of Queensland / City of Gold Coast)
    Project 4: “Quantifying evapotranspiration in groundwater dependent ecosystems”
    (Queensland University of Technology / Queensland Government – Department of Environment and Science)


There are two steps to applying for a PhD scholarship under the QWMN Innovation Associates program. You must complete both steps in order to be considered for one of the four PhD scholarships.

  • Step 1
    Once you have selected the project you are interested in, you must complete and submit an application to the relevant host university for that PhD project.
  • Step 2
    You will also need to submit an application for the top-up scholarship to the QWMN. The application to the QWMN must include: confirmation of receipt of the PhD application (Step 1) to the host university, a targeted CV, and a 2-page cover letter.


Queensland Water Modelling Network

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Susan Cuddy | Team leader | Basin Management Outcomes | CSIRO Land and Water |
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