The India-UK Water Centre is hosted jointly by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) and Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) with staff based in both the UK and India. The current IUKWC team includes the following members of staff. 


Prof. Harry Dixon - Centre Co-ordinator

Harry is the UK co-coordinator of the India-UK Water Centre.  Harry leads the Water Resource Systems Group at UKCEH and is a hydrologist with experience of UK and international science coordination. He is currently the Secretary to the UK Committee for National and International Hydrology, coordinating the UK involvement in the International Hydrological Programme of UNESCO and the Hydrology and Water Resources Programme of the WMO.  He is a member of the WMO Commission for Hydrology's Advisory Working Group and Chairs the Global Hydrometry Support Facility's Innovation Committee. Harry sits of the Governing Board of the UNESCO Category II Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science. Harry’s research interests revolve around surface water monitoring and until 2016, he was Head of the UK National River Flow Archive.

sahai Dr. Atul Kumar Sahai - Centre Co-ordinator

Atul is a senior scientist working in the IITM, Pune. He has extensive research experience in the field of monsoon meteorology, monsoon hydrology, operational forecasts on various time scales and impact of climate change over the Indian subcontinent. Presently he is working as the Project Director of the Monsoon Mission- an international project funded by the Government of India. Recently he has served as the Chief Project Scientist for the national facility of HPC at IITM.

sunitaSunita Sarkar - Project Manager

Sunita is the Science Project Manager for the Water Resources Science Area, at UKCEH in Wallingford. Her background ranges from wetland ecology, to freshwater conservation to programme management. She has experience with working with diverse stakeholders and implementing partners, as well as donors and contractors.

priyaPriya Joshi - Stakeholder Engagement Manager

Priya is the Stakeholder Engagement Manger for the IUKWC based at the IITM, Pune and has a background in forestry, climate change and social sciences. Her role involves bridging the gap between the India-UK research community and Indian water stakeholder community. She is involved in managing Indo-UK Government Relations and coordinating between the Management Board and other internal stakeholders; developing, implementing and maintaining appropriate stakeholder engagement and outreach plans and processes to ensure consistent and effective communication with other stakeholders.

emmaEmma Bennett - Scientific Project Officer

Emma is a Scientific Project Officer for the India-UK Water Centre based at UKCEH in Wallingford, UK. Her background is in biology and wildlife conservation. She is currently working as an apprentice project manager at UKCEH and her role involves coordinating project office activities and helping to organising workshops for IUKWC.

Anil Pandey Anil Kumar Pandey - Web Developer

Anil is a Event Coordinator for the India-UK Water Centre based at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology(IITM), Pune. His background is in web designing and web development. He is currently working as an Web developer at IITM and his role involves Web developement of IUKWC website and its maintaining, Hindi translation and Event coordinating activities and helping to organising workshops for IUKWC.

Previous IUKWC Staff

anitaAnita Jobson - Project Manager

Anita is Science Coordinator for Water and Pollution Science at UKCEH with a background in plant eco-physiology. She is APMP (Association for Project Management) qualified and her role involves overseeing and supporting senior scientists and Directors in delivering a portfolio of research activity; input into strategic plans - particularly international development; reporting on impact, finance and science at an organisational level; providing secretariat to Board-level meetings; and delivery of facilitated science workshops

carolDr Carol Diffenthal - Project Administrator

Carol is the Hydro-climate Risks Coordinator at UKCEH with a background in riverine and estuarine archaeological geophysics.