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.
Application to be a lead(UK) for UEI – GFES, Building cross-sectoral collaborations to understand the dynamic interactions across the water-energy-food nexus, Central India
Theme: Building cross-sectoral collaborations to understand the dynamic interactions across the water-energy-food nexus
Sectoral focus: Water resource management and supply
Regional Focus: Central India
Deadline for submission of application webform : 31st July 2018
Applicants notified of outcome : 6th August 2018
India is suffering from 'the worst water crisis' in its history with about 60 crore people facing high to extreme water stress and about two lakh people dying every year due to inadequate access to safe water, Niti Aayog said in a report today.
The report, titled 'Composite Water Management Index' released by Minister for Water Resources Nitin Gadkari, further said the crisis is only going to get worse."By 2030, the country's water demand is projected to be twice the available supply, implying severe water scarcity for hundreds of millions of people and an eventual 6 per cent loss in the country's GDP," the report noted. For more details, click here
Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council, in partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry, will be holding a four day workshop on the above theme at the Royal Orchid Convention Centre, Bangalore, India on 12-15 November 2018. The workshop is being coordinated by Dr Richard Allan (JHI, UK), Dr Priyanka Jamwal (ATREE, India and Prof Gary Fones (University of Portsmouth, UK) and will have contributions from leading researchers from the UK and India (Prof M.S. Mohan Kumar [IISc, Bangalore], Prof Ligy Philip [IIT, Madras], Dr Anthony Gravell [Natural Resources Wales], Prof Graham Mills [University of Portsmouth] and Dr Ian Barnabas [Northumbrian Water].
Disciplines Environmental Science; Environmental Chemistry; Analytical Chemistry; Water Quality Regulation and Monitoring
Workshop Dates: 12 to 15 November 2018
Venue:Royal Orchid Convention Centre, Bangalore, India
More details can be found here