research exchange

Thirteen Researcher Exchanges were supported by the IUKWC.

  • Five Senior Exchanges, which focussed on visits by leading scientists (>8yrs since PhD) with an emphasis on developing new ideas for future India-UK projects in the water security field.
  • Eight Junior Exchanges, which focussed on early career researchers (<8yrs since PhD, PhD students, and MSc Students with 3 years or more relevant experience), to provide them the opportunity to gain experience of working internationally, develop scientific skills and lay the seeds for future India-UK collaborations as their careers progress.

Calls to participate where published annually to the Open Network members. Exchange topics needed to address at least one of the IUKWC themes. Exchange visits normally lasted between one and three weeks. Selection of candidates was done by the IUKWC Management Board by considering the relevance of topic, expertise of the applicant to the topic, and motivations and expected aims.

Researcher Exchanges

Details of current and past IUKWC Researcher Exchanges are shown below.

Senior Researcher Exchange : Dr Padmini Pani from Jawaharlal Nehru University
Duration of the Researcher Exchange : 1st to 21st June, 2019
Location : Lancaster University, UK

Senior Researcher Exchange : Professor Ian Holman from Cranfield University
Duration of the Researcher Exchange : 14th to 28th May, 2019
Location : The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India

Junior Researcher Exchange : Ms. Amruta Pradhan from Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment
Duration of the Researcher Exchange : 7th to 27th April, 2019
Location : Civil Engineering Division, School of Mechanical, Aerospace &
Civil Engineering, University of Manchester, M13 9PL, UK and Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, UK

Junior Researcher Exchange : Ms. Paula Arce Vicente from University of Exeter
Duration of the Researcher Exchange : 2nd to 23rd March, 2019
Location : Charasada Village, Dudu block, Jaipur District, Rajasthan, India;
Water Wisdom Foundation in Mehrauli, New Delhi, India; and Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar in Palaj, Gandhinagar, India

Junior Researcher Exchange : Mr. Jonathan Bloor from Plymouth University
Duration of the Researcher Exchange : 2nd to 23rd March, 2019
Location : Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India

Junior Researcher Exchange: Ms. Akanksha Singh Kachhawaha from CSIR-NEERI
Duration of the Research Exchange: Spring 2018 | Location : University of York, UK

Senior Researcher Exchange: Dr. N. K. Tyagi from IDC Foundation
Duration of the Research Exchange: 09 June 2017 to 30 June 2017 | Location : University of Sussex, UK

Junior Researcher Exchange : Dr. Sumit Sen from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee
Duration of the Research Exchange : Monday, May 15, 2017 to Sunday, June 4, 2017 | Location : Cranfield University, UK

Senior Researcher Exchange : Dr Gary Fones from University of Portsmouth
Duration of the Research Exchange : May 8, 2017 to May 28, 2017 | Location : Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment, Bengaluru, India

Junior Researcher Exchange : Mrs. Chandra R Rupa from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru
Duration of the Research Exchange : Wednesday, May 3, 2017 to Thursday, May 18, 2017 | Location : University of Exeter, UK

Junior Researcher Exchange : Dr. Meaghan Daly from University of Leeds, UK
Duration of the Research Exchange : Friday, April 28, 2017 to Thursday, May 18, 2017 | Location : Watershed Organisation Trust, Pune, India

Junior Researcher Exchange : Mr. Rakesh Tiwari from University of Leeds
Duration of the Research Exchange : Summer 2018 | Location : Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, India

Senior Researcher Exchange : Dr. Vimal Mishra from IIT, Gandhinagar
Duration of the Research Exchange : Spring 2018 | Location : University of Leicester, UK