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ALP Synergy is hosting a webinar series on “Citizen Science & Water challenges” which is exploring the connections between Citizen Science research and impact.

This webinar will include insight from Saurabh Gupta from Earth5R in Mumbai, Dr Sarah Cook from Warwick University and Dr Nathalie Gilbert from Thames 21 in London. Through this project, the team will be creating a citizen science and water toolkit that can be used to support research, and this webinar will be an opportunity to discuss and contribute to the formation of this toolkit.

Another great output from members of the IUKWC Open Network following the GFES and UEI events which brought scientists and community members together in the Bhopal region of Madhya Pradesh.

India has suffered from successive droughts in recent years, placing a severe strain on water resources. Inefficient water use and climate change have led to “day zero” scenarios. Harry Dixon (IUKWC Centre Co-ordinator) contributed to the article addressing challenges, implications, and potential solutions to India’s looming water crisis. The article was published in the One Earth journal for World Water Day 2020.

To read the article please click here

Date : 16th - 18th March 2020
Venue : India Habitat Centre (IHC), New Delhi, India
For more details : click here
Workshop Dates : Wednesday 22 – Thursday 23 April 2020
Venue : University of Leeds, UK
Call for Abstracts - Deadline for the submission of a one page abstract HAS BEEN EXTENDED to Monday 10th February 2020
Registration is now OPEN – please visit the website
Workshop Theme: Recharge Process of Springs and Its Management to Mitigate Anthropogenic and Climate Change Impact for Water Security: A case study in part of Kumaun Lesser Himalaya, India
Workshop Dates: January 21-22, 2020
Venue : GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology (GBPUA&T)
Last date for submission of online registrations: January 03, 2020
For more details click here
Focal Theme : River restoration for mitigation of natural hazards
Last date for submission of abstract : 15th Jan 2020
Last date for registration: 30th Jan 2020
Conference dates: 5-7th Feb 2020
Venue : Dept of Aquatic Biology & Fisheries, University of Kerala Karyavattom, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

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.).

  • Event Type: Seminar
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  • Venue: Madhabdev University, Assam, India
  • Date: February 03-04, 2020
  • Short Name: FRIAR 2020
  • Event Type: Conference
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  • Location: Valencia, Spain
  • Venue: Tryp Valencia Oceanic Hotel
  • Date: May 11-13, 2020
  • Organization: Wessex Institute of Technology


Second International Conference on Sustainable Water Management is being organized by Water Resource Department, Govt. of Maharashtra during November 6-8, 2019 at Pune, Maharashtra, India

Abstract submission deadline 30th September (to be further extended to 10th October)

For more information visit:

Water Practioners Network is organising a capacity building workshop on the concept and application of Geographical Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) for Natural Resource Management in Udaipur , Rajasthan on 10th - 14th October, 2019

The Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (CWRDM) is organizing the Indian National Groundwater Conference (INGWC-2020) to discuss the 'Groundwater Resources Management for Sustainable Development with the Special Emphasis on Coastal and Urban Environment’ at CWRDM, Kozhikode, Kerala, India during 18th to 20th February 2020.
Deadline 1st October 2019
Two opportunities are available to study at UK and Indian higher education institutions:
  1. One year master’s degree scholarship in any subject at a UK university
Applications are open until 12:00 GMT on 5 November
  1. Short-term PhD placements between UK and Indian institutions
Applications are open until 8 October 2019

The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham is offering a full-time, 18-month opportunity for a postdoctoral Research Fellow to improve forecasts for heavy rainfall over India.

Closing date for applications is 1st September 2019, so if you want further information or are interested in applying go to

An international team of researchers has carried out the first systematic global review of water reallocation from rural to urban regions – the practice of transferring water from rural areas to cities to meet demand from growing urban populations. They found that 69 cities with a population of 383 million people receive approximately 16 billion cubic meters of reallocated water per year – almost the annual flow of the Colorado River.
water@leeds would like to invite the INDIA-UK Water Centre members to participate in the survey about the most pressing water research questions for the future.
To access the survey please follow the link - Please share this information with anyone who might be interested.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Agricultural Climate Risk :

The Deadline for applications is 7 February 2019. Applications can be made using the following link or via email:

PhD Studentship in Irrigation Poverty Traps in the Eastern Gangetic Plains :

The deadline for applications is 6 February 2019. Applications can be made through the following link or via email:

For further details see For informal discussions about the position, candidates can contact Tim Foster via email (

Primary school students will benefit from waste water treatment and clean water at their school in India through a joint project funded by the Scottish Government. While visiting India, Deputy First Minister John Swinney welcomed the pioneering sanitation system to improve conditions for 206 pupils and 10 staff at Berambadi Primary School in Karnataka. The project is the result of collaboration between Scottish and Indian water and social scientists to deliver a low-cost wastewater treatment system for rural schools in India.

They are costly natural hazards, feature on global risk registers, and are expected to become more severe due to the influence of climate change and pressure on water resources from economic and demographic changes.
Venue : 20 and 21 March 2019, Oxford University, UK
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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.

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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.



Submission of Extended Abstract: 31st July 2018
Acceptance of Abstract: Poster/Oral 31stAugust 2018
Submission of full length Paper: 30th September 2018
Final Decision on Paper 31st October. 2018
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Aquifer mapping of about nine lakh sq kms area across the country has been completed and mapping of another nine lakh sq kms will be completed in another three years, said K.C Naik, Chairman of Central Ground Water Board (CGWB).

Inexpensive optical sensor platforms for water quality monitoring in India: Professor of Photonics, Professor Azizur Rahman, and Professor S Asokan of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, are Principal Investigators on the quest to create innovative low-cost optical sensor platforms for water quality monitoring.

Experts from more than 80 countries will assemble to focus on topics such as: technical innovation; hydro potential and development opportunities; financial challenges; cross-border collaboration; the role and benefits of pumped storage; operation, maintenance and safety; climate and environment; and, a wealth of other topics of current interest to the profession.

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Collaborative research between Scotland and India has begun on a major water management project in India, with researchers from the University of Dundee exploring the impact of increasing population and rapid economic development on water resources. More details can be found here

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Amey Pathak, a newly-minted Ph.D. in civil engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB) under the guidance of Subimal Ghosh, has explored moisture sources of the summer monsoon. It is generally assumed that most of the water comes from the Indian Ocean. But surprisingly, a significant amount of rain over the Ganga basin and northeast India is derived from evaporation of water that’s already on land.

A research project into the impact of rainwater harvesting in India on groundwater quality is among a number of projects set to be delivered within the UK-India Water Quality programme.