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.
Ninth in series this webinar was presented by Prof. Laurence Carvalho, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and Dr Priyanka Jamwal, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, India. The speakers present water quality data from two lakes, Bellandur Lake and Jakkur Lake in Bangalore and discuss the current status of both lakes in the context of the presence and absence of interventions such as STPs, diversion drains, constructed wetlands etc. They also provide a road map, including governance needs, towards improving lake water quality further, to ensure sustainability of their use values. The restoration of urban lakes in Bangalore provide a case-study with lessons learnt that can be applied more widely in other large cities globally.
Eighth in IUKWC Webinar Series 2020, this webinar was presented by Dr Shubha Satyendranath, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK. The talk expounds upon several avenues offered by Remote Sensing to understand the dynamics of pathogenic organisms (bacteria or virus) that are associated with water-borne or vector-borne diseases.
Seventh in IUKWC Webinar Series 2020, this weinar was presented by Dr AJay Bhave, Newcastle University, UK. The talk discusses the use of expert elicitation to develop climate narratives, which describe the physically plausible evolution of future precipitation change and relevant climate processes, and semi-quantify the narratives using observations and re-analysis data to construct time series of precipitation change for the CRBK catchment
Sixth in IUKWC webinar series 2020, this webinar was presented by Dr David Jenkins, University of Plymouth, UK and Dr Shivaraju Puttaiah, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru, India. The talk centered on the discussions of citizen science and technology-based frameworks for safe drinking water access.
This webinar was presented by Dr Andrea Momblanch,Cranfield Water Science Institute, Cranfield University, UK and Dr Sumit Sen, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India. In this talk the speakers discuss the existing tools to understand the role played by major change drivers on ecosystem services in Himalayan catchments as a basis to generate sound information for decision making, e.g. to inform ongoing watershed development projects. The aim of this talk was to contribute to addressing the gap in the implementation of the ES approach and the development and application of the required models and tools in India.
The webinar will be relevant to Scientists, In-service Engineers and Researchers from industry, municipalities, non-government organizations, government and research institutes, students at all levels (MSc/MTech/PhD), Faculty members and other research scholars with interest in sustainable catchment and water resources management.
This webinar was presented by Prof. Ramkar Jha, National Institute of Technology, Patna. In this talk, Prof. Jha highlights the importance of generating an understanding of the river system for efficient waste and pollution management and the role of river hydraulics in governing the dilution, diffusion, dispersion, reaction and settling of pollutants. The speaker illustrates the case of River Ganga and the water quality changes that have been occurring in the river, in particular around the urban area of Patna, and the reasons for this change are presented.
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.