The IUKWC workshop at the University of Warwick, having been delayed by a day due to unforeseen flight delays from India, had to be squeezed into two days to make up for the lost time. This, however, did not dampen the value and depth of discussions, nor the level of engagement and networking between the delegates.
Ms Amruta Pradhan will be in the UK in the month of May, 2019 undertaking her research exchange with Dr.Tim Foster at The University of Manchester on "Establishing a collaborative network with investigators of Future Dams on the water-energy-food-environment trade-offs, economic impacts, and water governance".
Since inception, the IUKWC has provided this opportunity to 8 junior and 5 senior researchers from India and the UK to visit fellow scientists in the other country to exchange not only research ideas and methods, but also build and strengthen friendships and networks. This year, five exchanges have been facilitated, with three of the five being Junior Researchers. Here, the two researchers from the UK and one from India share their experiences beyond the research they went to carry out.
The India-UK Water Centre (IUKWC) is convening the latest in its series of User Engagement Initiatives and Grassroots Field Exposure Sessions in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh between 25th February and 2nd March 2019. These international events are focusing on the supply and management of water resources in Central India and are being hosted by the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Bhopal.
The third India-UK Water Centre Grassroots Field Exposure Session (GFES), focussing on the management and supply of water resources in Central India was held in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh between the 25th and 27th February 2019.
The second India-UK Water Centre User Engagement Event (UEI), focussing on the management and supply of water resources in Central India was held in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh between the 28th February and 2nd March 2019.
Open call for the 2019 workshop Safe and Sustainable Technologies and Strategies for Integrated Freshwater Resource Management’ in Mysuru, India from 25th to 28th June has been extended to 10th February.
The India-UK Water Centre (IUKWC) launched its first set of Grassroots Field Exposure Sessions in West Bengal on 10th December 2018 to understand the pressures on the water resource in some of the state’s rural and urban environments. The two events were spread over six days and involved visits to North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas and Kolkata Municipal areas. The joint Indian and UK scientific teams spent time in Gosaba and Sandeshkhali blocks and at various sites in and around Kolkata including the Ganga Ghat, local industrial water users and East Kolkata Wetlands.