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Climate Change has a substantial role in water quality and quantity worldwide. In low-income developing countries waterborne diseases are the leading cause of death as pathogens may be transmitted through drinking, irrigation and recreation water. Global environmental change may impact on the concentration of waterborne pathogens in the surface water and on the risk of disease. My research focuses on the distribution of waterborne pathogens and disease worldwide and changes due to global environmental change and Impact assessment using available datasets and climate models. Great opportunities exist for students to study this emerging field of research in an MSc thesis. 

Below you will find the general topic, but also some examples of more specific thesis topics. These topics could be worked out for South Asia (Pakistan) or worldwide. Feel free to also suggest your own related topic.

General topics:

  • Climate Change and improved Hydrological Modelling
  • Climate Models downscaling and bias corrections
  • Water (availability and scarcity problems) and climate challenges in Pakistan,
  • Flood risks and modelling needs in Pakistan
  • Climate change and health
  • Climate change and gender
  • Climate change and water quality
  • Climate change and agricultural risks in the Indus
  • Hydro-climatic improvement needs in the Indus
  • Climate change and infrastructure development
  • Urban floods and climate change
  • Urban forestation and a warming climate
  • Crops econometrics in Pakistan (such as rice vs pulses)
  • Plastic pollution and climate change
  • SDGs, NDCs, IPCC, COP24 etc.
  • Climate change and disasters
  • Scenario Matrix approach for Scenario analysis (Climate Change and Shared Socioeconomic Pathways)
  • Sustainable Development Goals development for various River Basins
  • Water quality and human health
  • Waterborne pathogen concentrations now and in the future
  • Risk of the waterborne disease now and in the future
  • Micro-plastic contamination in the riverine basin

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