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PLEASE NOTE THIS CALL HAS NOW CLOSED.

Location: Lucknow, UP

Date of UEI: 27th - 30th April 2020

IUKWC is oranising a UEI focused on Water resources quantity, availability and its management in Uttar Pradesh in April 2020.

For more information on IUKWC UEI visit: https://iukwc.org/user-engagement-initiatives

Write to us at: info@iukwc.org

The India UK Water Centre webinar on two pump priming projects that it convened in the Indian Sundarbans, in response to the considerable water resources challenges that the people living on these islands face on a day to day basis, was successfully held on 4th February 2020.

The World Economic Forum published their Global Risks Report 2020 last week (15th January 2020). The Climate Crisis and the Water Crisis continue to dominate the Global Risk Register. Supporting science and innovation for catchment management has never been more important.

Satellite soil moisture observations can be used to improve flood forecasting and drought monitoring, and they also show promise for supporting commercial agricultural services (e.g. assessing crop conditions, predicting yields and monitoring irrigation) and government decision making.

Aerogels are the world’s lightest solid material and are similar in construction to open cell foams. Early aerogels made of silica were termed ‘blue smoke’ due to their optical properties and are >95% empty space, possess mechanical strength, excellent thermal properties and elasticity (Kistler and Caldwell, 1934). Aerogels have evolved since the 30’s and now can be made from a number of precursors including polymers, metal oxides, Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes. This diversity of precursors has led to a wide range of applications, for example, water and air filtration, insulation on space probes and energy storage for Li-ion batteries (Bheekhun et al., 2013, Duxbury, 2001). For more details click here

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