IUKWC supports running of webinars to facilitate collaboration under UK-India projects and interaction with international experts and wider research audience. These webinars are also intended to disseminate findings of IUKWC activities like research exchanges, workshops, Pump priming projects,etc.
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Thursday 6th August 2020, (1300 hrs BST/1730 hrs IST) Sustainable provision and access to drinking and irrigation water in rural communities, even during times of pandemic – such as with Covid-19 - and the effect of lockdown - presented by Dr David Jenkins, University of Plymouth and Dr Shivaraju Puttaiah, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru
Thursday 23rd July 2020 (1330 hrs BST/17300 hrs IST) Informing catchment management decisions based on ecosystem services modelling in the Himalayas - presented by Dr Andrea Momblanch,Cranfield Water Science Institute, Cranfield University, UK and Dr Sumit Sen, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
Thursday 9th July 2020 (1330 hrs BST/17300 hrs IST) Understanding River System and Pollution Management: A case study of Water Quality of the Ganga River around Patna due to Lockdown, a natural remedy? - presented by Prof. Ramkar Jha, National Institute of Technology, Patna, Bihar, India
The India UK Water Centre webinar on two pump priming projects that it convened in the Indian Sundarbans, in response to the considerable water resources challenges that the people living on these islands face on a day to day basis, was successfully held on 4th February 2020.
This event is part of research funded by the IUKWC. It brought together academics with experts from the private sector and members of civil society, to explore current practice and potential opportunities for developing inclusive and stakeholder-focussed tools. Speakers touch on the wider context of democratic governance in the Indian water sector and the challenges involved in ensuring sustainable rural livelihoods in the context of a pervasive water crisis. The webinar touched on specific challenges and opportunities, hearing about tools developed in the private and third sectors.