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.


An IUKWC Science Workshop, held between 18th and 20th September at Lancaster University in the UK, brought together leading Indian and UK scientists to consider the issues around drought monitoring, prediction and management.

The India-UK Water Centre is inviting proposals from members of its Open Network of Water Scientists who are based in India and the UK, to apply for funding underone of two researcher exchange schemes. Funding is available to support at least two researcher exchanges to be undertaken during the period 01 January 2019- 30 June 2019: at least one exchange by an Indian water scientist to the UK and at least one exchange by a UK water scientist to India.
16th August, 2018: Call opens
16th October, 2018: Call closes - Deadline for submission of application web form

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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