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Clean water for Indian primary school

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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

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DROUGHTS THREATEN SOCIETIES, ECONOMIES AND ECOSYSTEMS WORLDWIDE
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
Themes:
*    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.

Innovative low-cost optical sensor platforms for water quality monitoring in India

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Inexpensive optical sensor platforms for water quality monitoring in India: Professor of Photonics, Professor Azizur Rahman, and Professor S Asokan of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, are Principal Investigators on the quest to create innovative low-cost optical sensor platforms for water quality monitoring.

Call open for the HYDRO 2018 workshop on hydropower and dams

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Experts from more than 80 countries will assemble to focus on topics such as: technical innovation; hydro potential and development opportunities; financial challenges; cross-border collaboration; the role and benefits of pumped storage; operation, maintenance and safety; climate and environment; and, a wealth of other topics of current interest to the profession.

Where does monsoon get over 200 lakh crore buckets of water from?

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Amey Pathak, a newly-minted Ph.D. in civil engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB) under the guidance of Subimal Ghosh, has explored moisture sources of the summer monsoon. It is generally assumed that most of the water comes from the Indian Ocean. But surprisingly, a significant amount of rain over the Ganga basin and northeast India is derived from evaporation of water that’s already on land.

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