Alexander Borg

Alexander Borg

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Alexander Borg is undertaking doctoral research in the complex interactions created by the eco-hydrological and anthropogenic processes found in Mediterranean intermittent rivers and ephemeral streams. He is developing a conceptual framework model to identify and better understand the variables acting in these waterways and their relationships, so that a comprehensive rehabilitation and management structure/model is developed. A further aim is to develop an adapted or novel stream status assessment method and a monitoring framework for these fluvial systems.


  • B.A (Hons) (Melit.)
  • M.Sc (SERM) (Melit.)


Alexander Borg is trained in geography at degree level and in sustainable environmental resources management at Masters level from the University of Malta. After his Masters, he worked as a project coordinator at the University of Malta and a junior consultant with a Maltese environmental consultancy firm. Since 2013, he is employed as a Scientific Officer with the Ministry for Transport and Infrastructure and is responsible in developing and implementing projects to maintain, conserve and ameliorate valley systems in Malta. Currently he is undertaking a PhD, part-time and through distance learning at the University of Birmingham in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Doctoral research

PhD title
An integrated, landscape approach and eco-hydrological for the conservation of Mediterranean intermittent rivers and ephemeral streams.
Supervisors Professor Jon Sadler, Professor David Hannah, Dr Thibault Datry (IRSTEA, France)


Research interests

Eco-hydrology of intermittent and ephemeral fluvial systems, environmental resources management and planning, Geographic Information Systems

Other activities

Alexander Borg a casual lecturer with the Institute of Earth Systems, University of Malta