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Research Assistant

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : University of British Columbia: Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability
Acronyme : UBC: IRES
Type : Établissement d'enseignement
Mandat : The mission of the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability is to foster sustainable futures through integrated research and learning about the linkages among human and natural systems to support decision making from local to global scales. The IRES transdisciplinary Resource Management and Environmental Studies graduate program research foci is water resources, coastal zone management, land use (agriculture, forestry, mining) and environmental quality, eco-risk and innovations of sustainable development. IRES encourages interdisciplinary collaboration among the faculty, departments and centres at UBC, as well as other institutes and programs undertaking resources management and sustainable practices research in Canada and around the world. It attempts to break away from the restrictions imposed by the traditional compartmentalization of research, and transcends disciplinary boundaries in its search for solutions. In its research, IRES recognizes the linkages between environment and development issues, and the concept of sustainable development implies the need to connect environmental imperatives directly to economic and social priorities. The IRES mandate focuses on these linkages, seeking ways to integrate the environment, economy and social institutions.
Adresse : Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory
427-2202 Main Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia,
V6T 1Z4
FAX: (604) 822-9250
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Roberta Nouari
Courriel : iresinterns@ires.ubc.ca
Pays : Uruguay
Ville : Montevideo
Secteur : Distribution d'eau et assainissement
Description du stage : The intern will collaborate in the project that is currently underway: "Twinning European and Latin-American river basins for research enabling sustainable water resources management". The river basin in Uruguay participating is the bi-national Cuareim River basin, shared with Brazil.

In Canada
The intern will conduct research and familiarize his/herself with the issues involved in water resource management and allocation in the Cuareim River Basin shared by Uruguay and Brazil.

The intern is expected to do the following:
- get to know the characteristics of the basin and the way water resources are currently allocated;
- run a water-allocation public-domain model of his/her choice to evaluate various scenarios; and
- based on the results prepare recommendations for the organization on how to improve water allocation.
Organisation d'accueil : National Directorate of Hydrography - Ministry of Transportation and Public Works
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The objectives of the National Directorate of Hydrography- Hydraulic Department are: (a) To administer the use of water resources; to work towards the optimization of the use of water resources of the nation (b) to grant and register water use rights; (c) To approve and manage the construction of dams and of irrigation systems; (d) to administer, grant and control the permits for the extraction of aggregates from the water bodies in the public domain; (e) to gather, process, archive and distribute the information on water resources in the country; and (f) to take action towards the protection against floods.