A one-day workshop on “Exploring How to Ensure Hydrological Model Results are 'Fit for Purpose’”, was organised on 22nd May, 2019 at the Agricultural & Food Engineering Department of the IIT Kharagpur, India.
The IUKWC Workshop was held at the JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research (JSSAHER), Mysuru, India, and concluded on the 28th of June, 2019. It was led by Dr Shivaraju H Puttaiah, JSSAHER, and Dr David Jenkins, University of Plymouth.
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.