News: Part-time Student Position - Global Survey of Best Practices in Water Conservation

April 7, 2017 - 1:45pm


Position description: Part‐time temporary graduate student position (3 to 4 months). To assist on project described above, you will research the topic of water conservation from a wide variety of sources, including peer‐reviewed literature or government and agency publications.

The efficacy of the water conservation measures (technology, policy, economic incentives, enforcement, education, etc.) will be assessed and the researcher will help determine the applicability of the measures for the LA County area.


Position requirements: Knowledge of issues surrounding wastewater and water treatment, energy

emissions and carbon footprints. Must be a graduate student in engineering,

environmental science, geography, environmental humanities, public policy, or equivalent. Familiarity

with Los Angeles and water management in the Southwest US a plus.

Hourly rate based on experience.


Key responsibilities:

• Conduct broad literature review on the topic of water conservation. Research must include, for

example, peer‐reviewed journal articles, policy documents, reports / policies from cities or other

government agencies.

• Create summary tables and figures of the state of conservation and write up results.

• Determine the applicability of the conservation measure for the LA area. Identify changes in the

measure needed to make it successful in the LA region.

• Draft a white paper on global conservation best practices and make recommendations for LA area.


Key skills:

• Proven experience in research and writing.

• Experience writing and editing for technical and less technical audiences.


Please email a cover letter, resume or CV, and a writing sample to Dr. Mark Gold

( and Dr. Katie Mika (


Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Position is available to start immediately