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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

https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BUD181/research-fellow

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 - https://leeds.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/100_water_questions 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: https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=16598.

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.

For further details see http://fosterlab.weebly.com/join-the-group.html. For informal discussions about the position, candidates can contact Tim Foster via email (timothy.foster@manchester.ac.uk).

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.

DROUGHTS THREATEN SOCIETIES, ECONOMIES AND ECOSYSTEMS WORLDWIDE
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
Themes:
*    Climatology
*    Impacts
*    Governance & planning
*    Community responses
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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.

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IMPORTANT DATES

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.