Water Lilies

The aim of the India-UK Water Centre (IUKWC) is to promote cooperation and collaboration between NERC-MoES water security research in order to establish a platform for, and legacy of, long-term partnerships and dialogue between Indian and UK water researchers, water policy-makers and water businesses.

IUKWC Workshops

The India-UK Water Centre is inviting applications from Indian and UK water scientists to attend a workshop on Advancing Drought Monitoring, Prediction, and Management Capabilities to be held over three days in Lancaster, UK  18th – 20th September 2018.

Calls open: 06th April 2018
Calls close: 17th May 2018

The India-UK Water Centre is calling for volunteers from its Open Network of Water Scientists to help support the design and implementation of its first Grassroots Field Exposure Sessions (GFES).

Calls open: 1st April 2018
Calls close: 30th April 2018

IUKWC News

A three day India-UK Water Centre (IUKWC) event held in Kochi between 23rd and 25th January 2018 brought together leading water scientists from the UK and India with state level water policy and management bodies from six southern States. The event was the first in the Centre's planned series of User Engagement Initiatives which are designed to bring together scientists with policy makers, regulators and commercial companies to support the communication of joint India-UK water security science to users.

The IUKWC's Researcher Exchange Schemes provide opportunities for Indian experts to visit the UK or UK experts to visit India in order to spend time exploring research ideas, building capacity or training in research methods, or exchanging latest findings. The first round of Exchanges were undertaken in the Spring of 2017 and the first Activity Report is now available.

Community News

Aquifer mapping of about nine lakh sq kms area across the country has been completed community news groundwater
Aquifer mapping of about nine lakh sq kms area across the country has been completed and mapping of another nine lakh sq kms will be completed in another three years, said K.C Naik, Chairman of Central Ground Water Board (CGWB).
Talking to The Hitavada, Naik stated, Government has started an ambitious National Project on Aquifer Management (NAQUIM) under national water policy 2012. In the first phase out of 33 lakh sq kms of the country 23 lakh sq kms area has been identified for mapping. Aquifer mapping is a process wherein a combination of geologic, geophysical, hydrologic and chemical field and laboratory analyses are applied to characterize the quantity, quality and sustainability of ground water in aquifers. After the successful completion of aquifer mapping of nine lakh sq kms, now mapping of another nine lakh sq kms in progress, he added. More details can be found here
Innovative low-cost optical sensor platforms for water quality monitoring in India

Inexpensive optical sensor platforms for water quality monitoring in India: Professor of Photonics, Professor Azizur Rahman, and Professor S Asokan of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, are Principal Investigators on the quest to create innovative low-cost optical sensor platforms for water quality monitoring.
Their project is titled, ‘Innovative low-cost optical sensor platforms for water quality monitoring’, and is the successful outcome of the India-UK Water Quality Programme call for proposals funded by India's Department of Science & Technology (DST), the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). More details can be found here