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.

RE TitleDurationActivity LeadsLocationPublications
A water balance analysis to support sustainable river basin management in the desert river, Luni in India1st to 21st June 2019Dr Padmini PaniLancaster University, UK
System complexity and stakeholder needs - ensuring river basin models for climate change adaptation are fit-for-purpose14th to 28th May 2019Prof. Ian HolmanKharagpur, India
Establishing a collaborative network with investigators of Future Dams on the water-energy-food-environment trade-offs, economic impacts, and water governance7th to 27th April, 2019Ms. Amruta PradhanUniversity of Manchester, IndiaJunior RE- Amruta Report
Freshwater resources analysis from Water Harvesting Structures in the Sambhar Salt Lake region, Rajasthan2nd to 23rd March, 2019Ms. Paula Arce VicenteJaipur, India
Development of carbon-based polymer composite product for efficient recovery of crude oil in oil spill environment2nd to 23rd March, 2019Mr. Jonathan BloorBengaluru, India
A small-scale monitoring study for a range of antibiotics in the River Foss catchment and comparison of antibiotic exposure in the UK and IndiaSpring 2018Ms. Akanksha Singh KachhawahaUniversity of York, UKJunior RE- Akanksha Report
Integrating remotely sensed observations of surface water storage with climate forecast for freshwater managementSpring, 2018Dr. Vimal MishraUniversity of Leicester, UKSenior RE- Vimal Report
Are heatwaves exacerbating drought situation in India? Trends in occurrence and intensity of drought and heatwaves?Summer, 2018Mr. Rakesh TiwariPune, IndiaReport not submitted
Understanding the water, energy and food security nexus to design technology and policy approaches for enhanced adaption to climate change in India9th to 30th June, 2017Dr. N. K. TyagiUniversity of Sussex, UK
Ecosystems services assessment and its implementation in UK15th May to 4th June, 2017Dr. Sumit SenCranfield University, UK
The use of passive sampling devices to improve the monitoring of anthropogenic pollutants in river catchments in India8nd to 28rd May, 2017Dr Gary FonesBengaluru, IndiaSenior RE- Gary Report
Quantifying resilience of water infrastructure to extreme precipitation events in urban areas3rd to 18th May, 2017Mrs. Chandra R RupaUniversity of Exeter, UKJunior RE- Chandra Report
Consolidating learning about stakeholder engagement across research and practice: Toward the development of hydro-climatic practice28th April to 18th May, 2017Dr. Meaghan DalyPune, India