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Funded master’s degree and PhD placement opportunities

Two opportunities are available to study at UK and Indian higher education institutions:
  1. One year master’s degree scholarship in any subject at a UK university
Applications are open until 12:00 GMT on 5 November
  1. Short-term PhD placements between UK and Indian institutions
Applications are open until 8 October 2019

Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Research Fellow


The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham is offering a full-time, 18-month opportunity for a postdoctoral Research Fellow to improve forecasts for heavy rainfall over India.

Closing date for applications is 1st September 2019, so if you want further information or are interested in applying go to

Oxford-led review shows rapid urbanisation increasing pressure on rural water supplies globally

An international team of researchers has carried out the first systematic global review of water reallocation from rural to urban regions – the practice of transferring water from rural areas to cities to meet demand from growing urban populations. They found that 69 cities with a population of 383 million people receive approximately 16 billion cubic meters of reallocated water per year – almost the annual flow of the Colorado River.

Postdoc and PhD researcher positions available at University of Manchester


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Agricultural Climate Risk :

The Deadline for applications is 7 February 2019. Applications can be made using the following link or via email:

PhD Studentship in Irrigation Poverty Traps in the Eastern Gangetic Plains :

The deadline for applications is 6 February 2019. Applications can be made through the following link or via email:

For further details see For informal discussions about the position, candidates can contact Tim Foster via email (

Clean water for Indian primary school


Primary school students will benefit from waste water treatment and clean water at their school in India through a joint project funded by the Scottish Government. While visiting India, Deputy First Minister John Swinney welcomed the pioneering sanitation system to improve conditions for 206 pupils and 10 staff at Berambadi Primary School in Karnataka. The project is the result of collaboration between Scottish and Indian water and social scientists to deliver a low-cost wastewater treatment system for rural schools in India.

Drought and Water Scarcity: addressing current and future challenges

They are costly natural hazards, feature on global risk registers, and are expected to become more severe due to the influence of climate change and pressure on water resources from economic and demographic changes.
Venue : 20 and 21 March 2019, Oxford University, UK
*    Climatology
*    Impacts
*    Governance & planning
*    Community responses

Indo-UK workshop on monitoring and analysis strategies for anthropogenic pollutants in environmental and waste waters

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Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council, in partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry, will be holding a four day workshop on the above theme at the Royal Orchid Convention Centre, Bangalore, India on 12-15 November 2018. The workshop is being coordinated by Dr Richard Allan (JHI, UK), Dr Priyanka Jamwal (ATREE, India and Prof Gary Fones (University of Portsmouth, UK) and will have contributions from leading researchers from the UK and India (Prof M.S.


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