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.


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

The India-UK Water Centre is calling for UK volunteers from its Open Network of Water Scientists to help support the design and implementation of its second User Engagement Initiative (UEI) and third Grassroots Field Exposure Session (GFES).
Call opens : 10th July 2018
Deadline for submission of application webform : 31st July 2018
Applicants notified of outcome : 6th August 2018

Community News

India suffering worst water crisis in history, says Niti report water-crisis

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

Indo-UK workshop on monitoring and analysis strategies for anthropogenic pollutants in environmental and waste waters community news-indo-uk-workshop

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].

We are inviting Early Career Researchers from the UK and India to apply to attend this workshop. All economy flights and reasonable accommodation expenses will be covered.
Application deadline for applications is Friday, 20th July 2018
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