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Following his Senior Researcher Exchange at Dr Harjinder Sembhi’s lab at University of Leicester, UK, Dr Vimal Mishra has produced an overview report of his experience.

The Exchange focussed largely on developing a methodology to estimate freshwater storage of lakes in India using the Multi Spectral Instrument (MSI) on European Space Agency’s Sentinel 2 mission.


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.

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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.