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.