Type of Project: Internship project.
Starting date: preferably between May and June 2023.
Duration: 4 – 6 months
Location: Wetsus – European Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Water Technology (Leeuwarden, Netherlands)
Groundwater (GW) is a critical resource for water supply for people and nature, and it should remain resilient and healthy in the face of global and climate change. Therefore, groundwater physical and chemical parameters must be monitored regularly in order to investigate subsurface processes and determine the environmental impact of groundwater use.
NINFA is a Horizon Europe 2022 Research and Innovation project that aims to develop innovative groundwater monitoring systems to prevent groundwater pollution. Wetsus aims to develop a cost-effective monitoring approach as part of the NINFA project, based on the integration of current commercial sensors and the optical fiber sensor that Wetsus is currently developing. The candidate will design and test a multi-device sensor by combining various sensors for the following parameters (flow, temperature, pH, redox potential and nitrate). The device will be used to monitor the quality of pumped water from the Campo de Cartagena aquifer in Spain.
– Possible allowance of €200, – to €400, – a month.
– International work environment.
– Hands-on research experience.
– Contribution to the field of groundwater monitoring technology.
– Participating in NINFA, a large EU project in collaboration with industry and academia.
Please upload your CV (max. 2 pages) and motivation letter (max. 1 page) via the application form provided. Do not hesitate to contact Ahmed Mahmoud (Ahmed.Mahmoud@wetsus.nl) if you have any further questions or you need more information.
This work is performed in the framework of the NINFA project (Taking action to prevent and mitigate pollution of groundwater bodies). The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 101081865.