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An insight into IUKWC’s Pump Priming Project in Sundarbans

The coastal region of Sundarbans is fertile, but highly vulnerable to natural and human-made hazards (IPCC, 2007). Over the past century, cyclones, sea level rise, increased salinity, reduced freshwater supply, embankment deterioration, to name a few, have taken their toll on human life and property, and for this reason, Sundarbans is considered to be one of the most hazardous areas of the Indian subcontinent (IPCC, 2007).

Integrated catchment management through SMART Rivers: Indian and UK delegates discuss the way forward

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.

The Experiences of IUKWC Junior Exchange Researchers

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.

Indo-UK events bring together policy makers, practitioners and scientists to discuss the way forward for water resources research and management in Central India


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.


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