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.


Aerogels are the world’s lightest solid material and are similar in construction to open cell foams. Early aerogels made of silica were termed ‘blue smoke’ due to their optical properties and are >95% empty space, possess mechanical strength, excellent thermal properties and elasticity (Kistler and Caldwell, 1934). Aerogels have evolved since the 30’s and now can be made from a number of precursors including polymers, metal oxides, Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes. This diversity of precursors has led to a wide range of applications, for example, water and air filtration, insulation on space probes and energy storage for Li-ion batteries (Bheekhun et al., 2013, Duxbury, 2001). For more details click here
The River Mithi Catchment investigation was only one day in a week of action research which involved a wider UK team, a range of stakeholders, the INTCATCH water quality monitoring boat, some amazing community meetings and engaging with the Thane Pollution Control Board. The week ended in style on Versova Beach joining more the 3000 people taking action as part of the Worlds biggest beach clean on International Coastal Clean Up Day. For more details, click here

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Participate in Global Water Survey

Members of the Water Science Community (policy makers, practitioners, researchers, industry professionals or other water professionals) are invited to participate in the Global Water Survey to identify the 100 most pressing research questions. The questions can be framed in relation to local, regional or global initiatives (i.e. Sustainable Development Goals, industrial strategies, regional priorities etc.).

Call for abstracts : Social impacts of large river dams in Northeast India
  • Event Type: Seminar
  • Contact E-mail: ranjitduttamdu@gmail.com
  • Venue: Madhabdev University, Assam, India
  • Date: February 03-04, 2020