The Ganges, Varanasi

Six IUKWC workshops were held, 3 in the UK and 3 in India. Scientists (including students), and where possible, members from NGOs and State government, were brought together to: discuss the current state of knowledge in a particular area and identify the future requirements/ideas for joint research.

Workshop topics were selected through Open/Focused calls to the members of the Open Network, or where required commissioned by the IUKWC Management Board. Topics needed to address at least one of the IUKWC themes. Workshop leads were selected based on relevance of topic, expertise of the applicant to the topic, and motivations and expected aims. Leads were responsible for developing the agenda and running the event, and IUKWC provided funding and logistical support, as well as agreeing on the agenda, participants for the workshop and marketing the event.

Participants were selected from the Open Network, through calls to participate. A prioritisation criteria was used to take account of the experience/relevance of the applicant’s research area, their motivation and expected contribution to the aims of the workshop and the likely benefit they wished to derive from attendance. The IUKWC ensured a spread of leads and participants across organisations.

Workshop TitleEvent DatesActivity LeadsLocationPublications
Safe and Sustainable Technologies and Strategies for Integrated Freshwater Resource Management25th to 28th June 2019Dr. Shivaraju Puttaiah and Dr. David JenkinsMysuru, India

Mysuru Workshop Report

Science and Innovation for Catchment Management was held in Coventry08th to 10th May 2019Dr. Kapil Gupta and Mr. Ant ParsonsWarwick, UK

Coventry Workshop Report

Advancing Drought Monitoring,Prediction, and Management Capabilities18th to 20th September 2018Dr. Vishnubhotla Chakravarthi and Prof. Peter AtkinsonLancaster, India

Lancaster Workshop Report

Integrating precipitation forecasts and climate predictions with basin-scale hydrological modelling in the Himalayas2nd to 4th May 2018Dr. Shresth Tayal and Dr. Martin WidmannDehradun, IndiaDehradun Workshop Report
Enhancing Freshwater Monitoring through Earth Observation19th to 21st June 2017Prof. Mihir Das and Prof. Andrew TylerStirling, UKStirling Workshop Report
Developing Hydro-climatic Services for Water Security29th Nov to 01st Dec 2016Dr. A. K. Sahai and Dr. Harry DixonPune, India

Pune Workshop Report