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
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
- Contact E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Venue: Madhabdev University, Assam, India
- Date: February 03-04, 2020
- Short Name: FRIAR 2020
- Event Type: Conference
- Website URL: https://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2020/friar-2020
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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: http://nhp.mowr.gov.in/Conference-2/Home.aspx
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
- One year master’s degree scholarship in any subject at a UK university
- Short-term PhD placements between UK and Indian institutions
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.
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Agricultural Climate Risk :
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: https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/meri-irrigation-poverty-traps-in-the-eastern-gangetic-plains/?p104358.
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.
* Governance & planning
* Community responses
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.
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.
Acceptance of Abstract: Poster/Oral 31stAugust 2018
Submission of full length Paper: 30th September 2018
Final Decision on Paper 31st October. 2018
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.
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
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.