Do you know how much you are paying this year for your potable water and management of your wastewater? I know it! The Catalan Water Agency (ACA) prepares every year a report on the cost of water in Catalonia. In July 2016, ACA released the last version which can be downloaded here.
When I started writing this blog post I intended it to be on the topic of managing a PhD, but when I started listing all the aspects of management that a PhD involves, from designing experiments to supervision of undergraduates to keeping track of your time, the text quickly grew out of proportions for a single blog entry. The main idea remained the same though: pursuing a PhD involves a lot of independent work.