IUKWC Workshop : Science and Innovation for Catchment Management

science and innovation

Indian Activity Lead Name: 

Dr. Kapil Gupta

Indian Activity Lead Organization: 

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

UK Activity Lead Name: 

Mr. Ant Parsons

UK Activity Lead Organisation: 

ICE Blue

Extreme weather events and the failure to mitigate and adapt to climate change are the biggest global risks, and pose a serious threat to global stability. The sustainable management of catchments is key to climate resilience.

The India-UK Water Centre is inviting applications from water scientists and engineers based in Indian and UK institutions to attend a 3-day workshop to discuss this important topic at the University of Warwick, UK from 8th – 10th May 2019.

The specific aims of this workshop are to:
  • Explore and build on existing knowledge and research on integrated catchment management to enhance collaboration and identify pathways to impact (including relevant NERC – MoES Science)
  • Identify gaps in research and innovation that are constraining sustainable catchment management.
  • Explore innovative approaches to monitoring and management, and consider the potential for SMART Rivers as part of integrated catchment management.

A SMART River supports the effective integration of physical, digital and human systems, increases citizen engagement, and contributes to catchment resilience.

This workshop is relevant for early career and experienced researchers, NGOs and Businesses (SMEs and Industry) who are active in Science and Innovation for Catchment Management. This could include activities linked to water quality, water resources, flood risk and resilience, citizen science, water governance or technologies. Workshop participants will present their work, share their knowledge and co-create new proposals for research that drives towards SMART Rivers as part of integrated catchment management.

The workshop is being delivered by ICE blue and supported by partners from the INTCATCH Horizon 2020 project (www.intcatch.eu; The INTCATCH project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689341-2), which is demonstrating innovative monitoring solutions for catchments, and the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Bombay.

The IUKWC will be convening the workshop and will cover reasonable travel and subsistence expenses for UK and India-based participants attending the workshop. Further information can be found in Terms and Conditions of workshop attendance

This is a competitive call, with spaces available for a limited number of delegates based at UK and Indian institutions. The Centre will look to ensure a balance of expertise and numbers of attendees from any one institution represented at the workshop. In the event of greater numbers of applications than places available, the Centre will consider:

  • Applicant expertise relevant to the workshop theme,
  • Motivation for attending the workshop,
  • Expected contribution to the workshop,
  • Potential benefit to the applicant in attending,
  • Organisational balance.
Attendees are invited to propose a 20 minute presentation or to present a poster at the Workshop.

If you would like to apply to attend the workshop please complete the online application form by 16th January 2019.

Successful applicants will be notified by 31st January 2019 or soon thereafter.

Activity Documents: 

Activity Date Calender: 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 to Friday, May 10, 2019

Google map location: 

University of Warwick